“I meet you I remember you” is an interactive video installation created in collaboration with the virtual prototyping laboratory of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Politecnico of Milan. The olfactory displays are instruments programmed to give off smells. The laboratory of the Politecnico is currently working on developing an application, created from Unity 3D software, that controls the display of a virtual environment and activates the air cannons to give off smells. In visiting the installation, the sensory stimuli and the position of the body invite the viewer to follow the discontinuous and fluctuating flow of the memory in movement between the past and the present. The videos screened are the result of a collage composed from a film selected from the Prelinger Archive. Put together by Rick Prelinger, this is a collection of films on cultural and social life in North America and includes propaganda films, educational films, amateur films and Home Movies. The video selected belongs to the home movie category and was made in California in 1940. The fragrances were created on request by Oikos Fragrances, a company specialized in designing home fragrances and the technologies for their diffusion. Oikos has patented SFR technology (Solid Fragrance Release) which allows using fragrances and odorous notes in the solid state. The fragrances are diffused by simple ventilation with qualitative and functional results which are significantly better than with the traditional processes of spraying, heating or evaporation of fragrances in a liquid phase.
Concept: Video Sound Art, Politecnico di Milano
Interaction: Mario Covarrubias, Giandomenico Caruso, Giorgia Petri

Software: Max/Msp, Arduino
Material: monitor, capacitive sensor, OIKOS fragrances, fan, Arduino

Video Sound Art - Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci" - Milano
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