speculating alternative realities

Six Sense Sniffer

Airborne information has been investigated for influencing people’s memories and emotions intimately. According to research, 140 kinds of olfactory signals have been discovered so far. Among various airborne communicational signals, pheromone plays an essential role in these alternative communication. Pheromones, also known as the six sense, are given off innately by plants, animals and human beings. These odorless chemical molecules play an essential role in socially relevant emotions such as fear, aggression and contentment, inducing innate responses and corresponding stimuli. Six Sense Sniffer is a speculative design which functions an augment reality wearable device for invisible information in the air, which intends to arouse imaginations about alternative communication in the near future. What if we can be aware of pheromone in the air? Will we become more empathetic?

Model: Kate Liao