"Alter Scent" – or simply nanonose – is a speculative product of the year 2030 based on real science. A nose plug featuring a reactive nanofibre mesh allows for the alteration of virtually all airborne molecules: Individual smells can be intensified, lessened or changed and previously odourless gases can become odourable. The prospects of the near-future development of a product like this open up the field for many wild yet plausible applications and implications.
Together with nanotechnologists from the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Department of Polymer Composites, Berlin-based design practise BOLD FUTURES sketched out a few of these plausible scenarios: Will we choose to remap certain smells? Will we have smoke detectors in our noses? Will we find the nearest point of interest by smell? Will the "smelling space" need to be regulated? Will we need to buy smelling licences, will we get sponsored scents, rogue scents, encrypted scents? – What would YOU like to do with the help of augmented smelling, if anything?
For more info see bold-futures.com/en/arbeiten/alter_scent/
Direction & Production: Helge Fischer, Ingo Johannsen, Ann-Kristina Simon
Additional Concept Development: Samuel T. Buschhorn, Helge Fischer, Ingo Johannsen, Ann-Kristina Simon
Cast: Udo Swann
Camera: Florian Kirchler
Animation Design: Ana Viegas
Logo & Transitions Animation: Philipp Kehl
Set Decoration & Lighting: Jakob Deutsch
Sound Editing: Chris Elsner
3D-Design: Nils Fischer
Technical Assistant: Henning Kruse
Additional Scientific Advisory: Luis A S de Almeida Prado (TU Harburg)
Chinese Translation: Jiang Wu