Scent Robots – The Institute for Art and Olfaction

Motion-Sensitive Scent Robots
The Institute for Art and Olfaction + Machine Project
Thursday, July 28, 6:30pm–8:30pm (IAO)
Saturday, July 30, 1:00pm–4:00pm (Machine Project)





scetrobot_250Machine Project and the Institute for Art and Olfaction are teaming up for a two-part workshop where participants will learn how to design their own custom motion-sensor scent mechanisms – complete with custom scent! Join us Thursday, July 28th at 6:30pm at the IAO in Chinatown for a special session where we’ll learn to design and mix custom fragrances, and become familiar with the base ingredients of perfumery. Design a scent for your self, your home, your car, your cat, the possibilities are endless!

After your scent is created, we meet back at Machine Project on Saturday, July 30th from 1-4pm, for a special session designing motion sensing scent dispensers with techno-wizard Chris Weisbart. Create the special scent machine of your dreams, learn to work with Arduinos, and hone your robot-making skills!



Part 1: Make your scents
Date: Thu. July 28
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Workshop leader: Saskia Wilson-Brown
Details: Design a scent for your scent machine.
Location: The Institute for Art and Olfaction (932 Chung King Road, LA CA 90012)
Directions + Parking

Part 2: Make your machine
Date: Sat. July 30
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Workshop leader: Chris Weisbart
Details: Design a motion-sensing scent-dispensing mini-machine, and plug in your custom designed scent.
Location: Machine Project (1200 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026)
FAQ + Directions

No prior experience necessary, open to all!


machine_aboutAbout Machine Project

Machine Project is an informal, non-profit, educational institution located in a storefront space in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles and a group of people working together to create, study and share new forms of culture and ways of living. We collaborate with artists, thinkers and local communities to produce non-commercial projects that investigate art, performance, technology, science, music, literature and new ideas for creative engagement. We believe an organization can be a machine for thinking together.

Machine Project began with the desire to create an informal community space in which people could gather around different kinds of ideas, from poetry and experimental music to technology and food. We soon found that an engineer and a poet talking about noise music was even more interesting than a group of poets talking about poetry or group of scientists discussing science.