I am proposing a method for representing historical interior atmospheres in a fully im- mersive sensual environment that changes over time. Since atmosphere is a very subjective and individual experience, the separate atmospheric memories of two men are represented within the same space. The adjacency of the two representations allows participants to com- pare and contrast the sensual experiences of each, promoting awareness of the differences in perception of atmosphere from person to person.
Additionally, organizing the experience as an event allows participants to experience how the men’s perceptions of atmosphere shift over time, giving them a much stronger sense of context. In recreating these atmospheric conditions, I will be designing sensual stimulants for all receptors of the sensual environment (sight, sound, touch, taste and smell), which will help the environment convey a more complex and true sense of atmosphere than can be seen in most conventional representations of historical interiors.
Thesis Advisor: Alexa Griffith Winton