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Smell-O-Gram

Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo

Smell-o-Gram allows participants to live my memories, one sniff at a time.

Smell-o-Gram is a multimedia performance that allows viewers to engage with computer-generated animations through scented "gems." Whenever a sniffer lifts a gem to her nose, the screen shows a representative icon and a less-representative abstraction.

 

Built with: OpenFrameworks, scents from I Hate Perfume, and papier-mache gems from the artist's local art store.

Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo

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I endeavor to create works that move away from an information-instrumental view of data and into an aesthetic exploration of experience. By moving away from strict data representation, I hope to provide an optional take on the kinds of relationship we can have with information in a computer-organized world — one that is less about perfection and completion and more about augmenting our humanity.

Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo is an artist and programmer. Having begun her critical work with a literary and critical theory degree from Brown, Sarah has pursued questions about technology, art, and the philosophies of both at the School for Poetic Computation, the Recurse Center, and NYU's Integrated Digital Media master's program. She was born in San Diego, Calif., and now lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she works at Kickstarter.