Noise Smells Good
After a week of googling, and finding out that the idea that I could realistically do by the end of this semester is already done by some people, (although not the same)
I’ve decided to further improve another idea I’ve started working on fairly recently and make a noise machine out of it.
The idea is simple, what if we used spray canisters instead of speaker cones, and sprayed different odors for different frequencies. Obviously the “human brain delay” is a big problem, however it doesn’t have to be a fast dubstep song either. It can be a slow paced atmospheric song too. I’ve done a few prototypes with Meng Shi last semester in EXMD, with the guidance of Aisling Kelliher, and I’d like to improve based off of our very own design, and turn this into a bigger better noise machine. Our goal was to recreate a venue experience with it’s atmosphere in small spaces like homes. I loved our idea, however the application I think wasn’t quite right. So I’d like to improve our old design, use multiple canisters, multiple FFTs and spray different odors for different frequencies and mix the odor on the fly.
To read more about the old prototype : http://www.canozbay.com/scentisound
And if you’d like to see how it works : https://vimeo.com/85127253
My questions are a bit odd, but here comes.
- IF a noise machine is interpreting “sound”, and making noise using inducers that create noise for different senses (sprays/odors), would it still be considered noise ?
- If Noise has to be heard – Do deaf people experience noise ?
- If so, how ?
- Then can you think of other ways to show/ have them experience noise?
- What senses do they use to experience noise ? Touch / Smell / Vision ?
- They can touch a sound emitting/vibrating object and feel its sound/noise. What if there were other mediums to transmit audio which senses would be better?