Fragrant Discourse

An interactive installation that visualizes public perception of topics within Twitter.

Kennedy Cambra-Cho


Fragrant Discourse is an interactive installation that proposes an alternate method of experiencing data analyses; it presents a possible future where an amplification of senses and perception related to big data analyses and the way that communication networks enable a planetary consciousness. Through tools such as node-red and the Arduino Yun, Fragrant Discourse presents a method in which users can build new interpretive languages of public forum sentiment through visual and olfactory senses.

User speech input is used to search Twitter for tweets regarding the term or phrase topic. Inside node-red, I am able to analyze the Twitter information and display the sentiment and emotion analysis via LEDs and scent diffusers.

IMA/IMB Shanghai
Extended Perception