“Olfactory” is a speculative scent-based memory collection and recollection system. In a near-future where the air is toxic to humans but not to other fauna and flora. In this world, human breath is filtered of all impurities, including smell particles. A special device is solely dedicated to the collection of smells: the “Olfactory Suit”. The loss of previously ubiquitous scent also means a loss of associated memory. By storing scents using Memory Balloons, we can take our time to collect them, and share them with friends.
Collaboration with Kaiwen Tao as part of the Elastic Spaces class at Parsons x UC Boulder. Camera work by Jenny Liu.
Advisors: Richard The, Daniel Leithinger