WE KNOW THE WORLD WITH
SUCH IS THE PROCLAMATION…
NO........THE INSISTENCE OF
SIMPLY PUT OLFACTORY FACTORY IS ABOUT
SMELL AND PLACE, A GEOGRAPHICAL STUDY OF SMELL – A SMELL
SPELUNKING OF SORTS.
IN PARTICULAR OLFACTORY FACTORY IS ABOUT SMELL
AND THE SMELLS THAT SURROUND YOU AND ME. _________________________________________________________________________
This endeavor started with a
dream. Yes, my dreams have smells! I discovered this
while in the throes of a vivid nightmare in which smell (so
to speak) was the
main ingredient. When I awoke I was shocked that the smell evaporated
with waking consciousness. As with the sleepwalker who inhabits
an imaginary landscape which,
upon awakening, transforms to mundane reality, so too did I
smell things that only
existed in my dream. But where did these smells come from? Were
they only the
residue of my corporeal existence? Was it possible that I could
smell things that
I myself had not previously smelled in waking life? Perhaps
there is a humongous psychic smell soup that we all may sip
from time to time......in our dreams..........or otherwise.
Needless to say I was inspired.
So in the spirit of homespun science, backyard tinkerers, and
common sense, I decided that the first thing
that was needed was a map of all the
smells in the world. Needless to say I was daunted by the colossal
task and soon
realized that the only way to achieve it would be to ask every
one of you to share
your own smell experiences. I could then know about smells in
places that I myself
might not be able to know or even to imagine. In other words,
YOU COULD LET ME KNOW
WHAT YOUR NOSE KNOWS.
IT IS WITH THESE THOUGHTS
IN MIND THAT I AM ASKING YOU TO CONTRIBUTE TO OLFACTORY FACTORY.
RESPONSES TO THE SURVEY ARE ANONYMOUS, UNLESS YOU STATE OTHERWISE
AND GREATLY APPRECIATED.
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