The scent of digital art - Yesterday, today, and tomorrow

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Scent has a long history of being treated as the medium for art. Its aesthetic, affective and evocative aspects enrich the art experience. Yet when it comes to the digital era, it seems to become the minority among the artworks. As digital olfaction is getting advanced in recent years, could it open up the opportunity to consider scent as the interface of tomorrow for digital art? This paper reviews how scent was treated as art in the past, examines its recent role in digital media, and discusses the possibilities it lays ahead for digital art in the future.1.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationARTECH 2017 - Interfaces of Tomorrow
Subtitle of host publication8th International Conference on Digital Arts - Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450352734
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2017
Event8th International Conference on Digital Arts, ARTECH 2017 - Macau, China
Duration: 6 Sept 20178 Sept 2017

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
VolumePart F130947


Conference8th International Conference on Digital Arts, ARTECH 2017


  • Digital olfaction
  • Interactive art
  • Odor
  • Olfactory art
  • Smell


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