The O.M.D is a system in which smells are captured, stored and recreated in order to facilitate memory triggers/dosage. The sensation of smell unlike other senses has direct linkage to the emotional, working, and, short term memory centers of the brain (Amygdala and Hippocampus).
This project is a reflection on the increased way in which technology is allowing us to capture our everyday lives, and the simulated presence we create as a result. It is a shift away from physical Memorabilia and toward data driven triggers. The O.M.D has both physical and virtual elements, and redifines the relationship between the original and the copy. It is an exploration of how a memory could be recalled chemically without any tangible object in place.