February 27, 2008

maps with scents from Carlton University!

Only in Canada eh! This from the Globe & Mail online... Carleton University cybercartographer Fraser Taylor and his colleagues. "are putting together a prototype of a scented digital map. It will use a virtual odour display, or scent diffuser, a device that is available commercially for as little as $369 (U.S.) One particular model releases up to 60 scents from a cartridge containing liquid scent capsules... Ms. Lauriault is developing a scented digital map for the Bytown Museum in Ottawa. She is considering, for example, using the smell of sawdust to help convey the importance of lumberyards that once dominated a large working-class neighbourhood."

Cool! See the Globe

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