TranScent in Stillness: Exploring the Feasibility of Using Incense Art with Virtual Reality for Meditation

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Abstract

The need of supporting meditation through digital technology has been increased especially after COVID-19. By combining the olfactory experience provided by the ambient incense connected with virtual reality technology, we propose to bring the aesthetic and affective aspects of smell to the users for meditation in the digital era. TranScent aims to provide users a hybrid composition of sensory experiences that transcends the spatial and temporal characteristics in their surroundings. It lets the users meditate with the incense burnt in the real world while immersing in the audiovisual virtual environment. Rather than emphasizing on the mobility in fast pace, it focuses on giving users the stillness atmosphere for meditation practice through olfactory art with virtual reality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationARTECH 2021 - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Digital and Interactive Arts
Subtitle of host publicationHybrid Praxis - Art, Sustainability and Technology
EditorsMaria Manuela Lopes, Paulo Bernardino Bastos, Antonio Araujo, Lucas Fabian Olivero, Aderito Fernandes-Marcos, Aderito Fernandes-Marcos
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450384209
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2021
Event10th International Conference on Digital and Interactive Arts: Hybrid Praxis - Art, Sustainability and Technology, ARTECH 2021 - Aveiro, Portugal
Duration: 13 Oct 202115 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Digital and Interactive Arts: Hybrid Praxis - Art, Sustainability and Technology, ARTECH 2021
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityAveiro
Period13/10/2115/10/21

Keywords

  • Incense
  • Meditation
  • Olfactory experience
  • Scent
  • Virtual reality

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