Tillotson, Jenny (2003) The OSMO dimension. In: user_mode = emotion + intuition in art + design, 9 - 11th May 2003, Tate Modern, UK.
|Type of Research:||Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item|
Our work uses contemporary aroma technology to explore the world of Osmo-Art (Osmo from the Greek, relating to smell). This we do in myriad forms, including smart osmo-garments and the ‘wellness’ experience; dynamic electronic delivery of abstract aroma experiences; olfactory interpretations of paintings; and live perfume performances.
Enhancing smell, taste and the trigeminal senses, the so-called chemical senses, means enriching the direct interaction between nanoparticles called molecules and the brain. As the stimulus is not a vibration like sound and vision, when we sniff an object our brain apprehends ‘smellecules’ ™ which are the molecules floating from the object into the air.
We discover the most direct way our brain has of interacting, of sharing information with the external world – the sense of smell being intimately plumbed into our memory and emotional centres, we become aware of our personal smell sensory universe.
The expanded smell experience is triggered by sensitive clothing and dynamic electronic emitters acting as artificial gland and scent detectors. The trained and enhanced sense of smell gives a new sense of wellbeing, intimate feeling of our personal scent atmosphere.
By linking direct emotions and abstract smells and by playing with profound memory evocation and hedonic feelings, we discover a wellness sensory experience.
We open a new scent dimension – the Osmo Art Dimension.
About the Symposium:
'user_mode' was an international, multidisciplinary symposium looking at interactive art and design practices. It examined one of the key concerns for many creative practitioners - engaging the emotions of the audience/user.
Glass heart pendent designed and copyrighted by Slim Barrett
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Glass heart pendant designed and copyrighted by Slim Barrett
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||chemical senses, smell, olfaction, wellness, emotion, live perfume, sixth sense, sensitivity|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Research Centres/Networks > Textiles Futures Research Centre (TFRC)
Research Projects > Scentsory Design®
|Date:||9 May 2003|
|Event Location:||Tate Modern, UK|
|Date Deposited:||10 Jul 2012 10:28|
|Last Modified:||06 Oct 2014 09:30|
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