Exploring Scent as an Interactive Storytelling Tool
Tuesday, March 15
9:30AM - 1:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Scent is a powerful virtual reality tool to immerse audiences in a story. In this workshop you will learn and experience what smell can add to your own practice. After an introduction to the characteristics of scent, designers from the Institute for Art & Olfaction and the Sense of Smell Project, will walk you through the process of scent design. You will explore scent design strategies (blending, diffusing and scratching) and experiment with some of the mechanical, technical and digital solutions used when working with scent. By the end of this workshop you will have created an immersive experience with scent and have a better understanding of using scent as a storytelling tool.
Marcel van Brakel
MARCEL VAN BRAKEL
Marcel van Brakel (1970) is currently artistic director of cross media group Polymorf. He works as independent media designer, play writer, librettist and film and theatre direct...
MARCEL VAN BRAKEL
Marcel van Brakel (1970) is currently artistic director of cross media group Polymorf. He works as independent media designer, play writer, librettist and film and theatre director. Marcel was co- founder of film collective FlimFilm and worked as a theatre director at Het Witte Vuur.
Van Brakel is also a lecturer Multimedia Design, 3D Design and Performativity the Department of Communication Media Design at the Avans University of Applied Science in Breda.
Polymorf designs immersive experiences and media projects. The projects are time based and often engage all senses. Projects are ranging from interactive art-installations, advertising, educational projects, film, theatre and operas. Polymorf, projects reflect on the now, the (post) human condition and relationships between humans and technology.
Saskia Wilson Brown
The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Former co-director of Los Angeles’ Silver Lake Film Festival, programmer and juror for film festivals such as Slamdance and Gen Art, Saskia Wilson-Brown headed up the international filmmaker outrea...Show the rest
Former co-director of Los Angeles’ Silver Lake Film Festival, programmer and juror for film festivals such as Slamdance and Gen Art, Saskia Wilson-Brown headed up the international filmmaker outreach and development arm of Al Gore’s now defunct Current TV.
Saskia has spoken at a wide range of events and conferences (Sundance, Open Video Conference and Power to the Pixel, amongst others), has served as an industry mentor at SXSW Film, and has contributed as a writer to publications such as WorkBook Project and Filmmaker Magazine. As a consulting producer, she has lent her support to media projects and initiatives around new models in filmmaking or the arts, including the peer-to-peer distribution system Vodo, Assemble.me, Open Video Alliance/ Workbook Project Filmmaker Summit, Lance Weiler’s DIY Days, TED Conference's TEDActive Innovation Lab, and special independent film programs such as the biennial Ultra Fabulous: Beyond Drag and Cinema Speakeasy, which she founded in 2009.
In 2012, her interest in experimental spaces led her to found The Institute for Art and Olfaction, a non-profit arts organization devoted to experimentation and education in perfumery. As head of the IAO, she has spoken at institutions including the Getty, Goethe Institut, Hammer Museum, Natural History Museum, Huntington Library, Wallace Collection, Otis College, and many more. She launched the Art and Olfaction Awards in 2013, an international awards mechanism for independent, artisan and experimental perfumers.Hide the rest
Writer, Professor & Lecturer of Higher Ed
Avans University of Applied Sciences
Wander Eikelboom (M.A.) (1973) is a writer and cultural critic with an interest in continental philosophy, participatory media cultures, and the visceral experiences of interactive media. He also l...Show the rest
Wander Eikelboom (M.A.) (1973) is a writer and cultural critic with an interest in continental philosophy, participatory media cultures, and the visceral experiences of interactive media. He also lectures mediastudies at Avans University of Applied Scieces, Breda (NL). Wander Eikelboom is lead designer at the Sense of Smell research and design project. The innovative applications of scent for interaction and communication design, which were developed, are published in the Sense of Smell book of ideas.Hide the rest