BU Arts Initiative Olfactory Artist in Residence: Manufacturing Scented Objects (EPIC workshop)

Starts:
6:00 pm on Monday, April 24, 2023
Ends:
8:00 pm on Monday, April 24, 2023
URL:
https://www.bu.edu/arts/olfactory-art/
Register:
https://EngineeringProductWorkshop.eventbrite.com
Address:
EPIC, 750 Commonwealth Ave
Contact Organization:
BU Arts Initiative
Contact Name:
Ivy Buena
Contact Phone:
617-358-0489
Fees:
free
Speakers:
M Dougherty
Audience:
bu
Deadline:
4/24/2023
BU Students - Join us for a workshop on Manufacturing Scented Objects at the Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC). BU Students Only. About the Artist: M Dougherty is a nonbinary, multidisciplinary artist and researcher. With a rich background in many fields, they focus on psychophysical research and artwork which uses design to express the output of research. Raised in Los Angeles, an epicenter of experimental olfaction, they often use scent to explore communication, memory, and interaction throughout their work. Equipped with a BA in Fine Arts from USC and a Master’s in Interactive Media Arts from NYU Shanghai, M moves fluidly between artistic mediums in an attempt to better study the juxtaposition of technology and humanity. Their artistic practice originated in sculpture so consistently involves installation and personal interaction through the senses. This manifests in explorations of biomaterials, chemo-sensory information, and the design of wearable technologies that enhance humans’ relationship to scent. Olfactory art, also known as scent art, is a form of contemporary art that uses scents or odors as the primary medium to create immersive sensory experiences. While the intentional use and curation of fragrant materials is as old as humans, this genre has gained popularity in recent years due to the increasing awareness of the profound impact that scent can have on emotions, memories, and our perception of the world.