SENSES TO PROVOKE AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

Glade, the scenting device for homes (product of Johnsson family) sponsored an exhibition in New York’s Museum of Feelings to examine the link within smelling and the exploring of interaction with senses.
The viewers could get in touch with odors and scents while walking through the exhibition platform and could learn about sensual influence on emotional feelings (AdrianCheok, 2016).

Apart from being regularly sold in supermarkets, Glade aimed to give their customers an unforgettable time at their Museum of Feelings. Even if four of our senses were involved, the focus was on the scented rooms that would ensure to raise emotions and to evoke remembrance (Fast Co Create, 2016).
Even if the exhibition does not incorporate all 5 senses, the curators decided to still use the number of 5 and in order to this, create five rooms linked to five emotional statuses:

  1. Optimistic: circuit spraying installation in form of a prism
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  2. Joyful: greenish, flashy wood-like installation.
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  3. Invigorating: fluorescent rings that react when stepping on them.
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  4. Exhilarating: reflections in kaleidoscopic arrangement
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  5. Calming: Foggy and cloudy like covered floor
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At the end of the exhibition there is a installation that you can take selfies with. However, it is different form our usual selfies: You put your hands on the surface of a screen and it measures your personal condition. The measured feelings are then applied on the selfie which adopts the color (Fast Co Create, 2016). The color code is explained on the website. This is a playful and creative piece of data visualization. I recommend to see the website: http://www.themuseumoffeelings.com

 

 

Extracts from the website:

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References:

AdrianCheok (2016) Media. Available at: http://adriancheok.info/themedia/ (Accessed: 17 April 2016).

Fast Co Create (2016) Indulge your Feelings at Glade’s Museum Of Feelings. Available at: http://www.fastcocreate.com/3053990/indulge-in-your-feels-at-glades-museum-of-feelings/4 (Accessed: 19 April 2016).

 

Visual References:

Fig. 1: Radical Media (2016) The Museum of Feelings. Available at: http://www.radicalmedia.com/usa/design_technology/the-museum-of-feelings/exhibit/#190416 (Accessed: 19 April 2016).

Fig. 2-5: Fast Co Create (2016) Indulge your Feelings at Glade’s Museum Of Feelings. Available at: http://www.fastcocreate.com/3053990/indulge-in-your-feels-at-glades-museum-of-feelings/4 (Accessed: 19 April 2016).

Fig. 6: Museum of Feelings (2016) Living Gallery. Available at: https://www.themuseumoffeelings.com/ (Accessed: 19 April 2016).

 

Relevant:

Museum of Feelings (2016) Living Gallery. Available at: https://www.themuseumoffeelings.com/ (Accessed: 19 April 2016).

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