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dc.contributor.advisorMichael J. Hawley.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKaye, Joseph Nathaniel, 1977-en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-05-19T14:35:42Z
dc.date.available2005-05-19T14:35:42Z
dc.date.copyright2001en_US
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/16788
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2001.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 123-143).en_US
dc.descriptionThis electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the problems and possibilities of computer-controlled scent output. I begin with a thorough literature review of how we smell and how scents are categorized. I look at applications of aroma through the ages, with particular emphasis on the role of scent in information display in a variety of media. I then present and discuss several projects I have built to explore the use of computer-controlled olfactory display, and some pilot studies of issues related to such display. I quantify human physical limitations on olfactory input, and conclude that olfactory display must rely on differences between smells, and not differences in intensity of the same smell. I propose a theoretical framework for scent in human-computer interactions, and develop concepts of olfactory icons and 'smicons'. I further conclude that scent is better suited for display slowly changing, continuous information than discrete events. I conclude with my predictions for the prospects of symbolic, computer-controlled, olfactory display.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Joseph Nathaniel Kaye.en_US
dc.format.extent144 p.en_US
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dc.format.extent10414213 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectArchitecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.en_US
dc.titleSymbolic olfactory displayen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc49889988en_US


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