The Future of Olfaction & Immersive Technology
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The Future of Olfaction & Immersive Technology

The Future of Olfaction & Immersive Technology

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The Institute for Art and Olfaction - Chinatown

932 Chung King Road

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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What would it mean to have a superhuman sense of smell? How can we design for a technologically enhanced "post-nose"? What is the role of olfaction design in immersive technologies (including neuroprosthetics and Virtual Reality)?

Selwa Sweidan presents research and design at the intersection of wearable technology, brain computer interfaces (BCI) and the sense of smell. She takes the audience through work which explores approaches to prototyping and designing for an augmented nose technology. Presentation followed by conversation with audience.


ABOUT SELWA SWEIDAN

Selwa Sweidan is an artist and designer based in Los Angeles. She researches and prototypes emerging technologies, ranging from speculative quantum computing systems to the designing for/of our senses in immersive technologies.

Selwa received a BA from Smith College and an MFA from Art Center College of Design's Media Design Practices program. She was an Interactive Design Fellow at Fabrica and Artist-in-Residence at UC Irvine. Her work has been exhibited in CapeTown, Chicago, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Treviso and Venice.

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