Smell has the ability to immediately evoke emotional reaction that no other sense can. And many times, particular smells are connected to a personal memory. Smell-O-Media is an olfactory riff on Twitter that I created for my Public Interactives studio class at CCA.
In this interactive experience, I invited people to select one (or more) of six boxes to smell. Then, using a simple Twitter-like mobile-friendly website I'd created, participants were asked to document their name, where they are from, what the smell makes them think of, and any personal story connected to that smell in 140 characters or less.
After submitting their olfactory tweet, participants got to see what others thought the smell could be. While not everyone had a personal memory connected to each scent, participants who did were rewarded by having their story appear on a large monitor for others to enjoy.
Curious what people had to say about these these 6 scents? Check out Smell-O-Media for yourself!