Universal Scent Blackbox (2011).

To explore the role of smell in visitor communication at art museum


Using scent as a medium for memory, this artwork is like a mobile (universal) memory black box. Scents cannot be seen or touched, yet it carries memories that can transcend time and space.

PUBLICATION – Refereed Conference Paper
Lai, M. K. (2015, July). Universal Scent Blackbox: Engaging Visitors Communication through Creating Olfactory Experience at Art Museum. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference on the Design of Communication. ACM. University of Limerick, Ireland. ISBN: 978-1-4503-3648-2. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2775441.2775483

Macao’s Proposed Artworks for the 54th Venice Biennale
Macao Art Museum, Macao, 26 May – 21 August 2011