Madeleine: A scentography camera to capture smells | Digit

Amy Radcliffe of University of Arts, London has created a camera that can capture smells instead of photographs and later generate it chemically. Radcliff demonstrated in a prototype how the scent of fresh strawberries can be captured in a few minutes to complex aromas of the atmosphere over a period of 24 hours with Madeleine. The Madeleine has been aptly named after Marcel Proust’s story of spontaneous memory provoked by biting into a cake. Radcliffe stated at the demonstration: “Sense of smell has a direct link to emotional memory. It…