The sense of smell is central to our everyday life. It is a major component of our taste perception; it warns us against danger and affects our mood. It also has quite an influence on our sexual attraction and pair bonding. But are we fully aware of all this influence? Can we smell fear or happiness? How do people with an impaired olfactory perception cope with it? Omer tells us how design innovation and neuroscience offer us a new way to experience the world.
Omer Polak is a designer and artist. His recent projects focus on our sensory experience of the world. Omer is using multi-disciplinary and collaborative approaches to create new experiences that could change the life of the viewer/participant. Omer has been honored at the Core77 design awards (Food Design) in 2013.