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Scent as Design

Design / by Eva Wisten / March 23, 2010

This week, scientists, designers, and artists will gather in New York to discuss how our lives could be transformed by recognizing scent as design.

Now In Events

  • Opera in the Fifth Dimension

    In Hypermusic Prologue, physicist Lisa Randall re-imagines her extradimensional theories of the universe as opera.

  • Summit Notes: State of Innovation

    Seed and The Council on Competitiveness brought together thought leaders from science, business, academia, and design to discuss the future of innovation.

  • The Dymaxion Tomorrow

    A city-wide vehicle sharing program, a latrine block that treats sewage on-site, and bicycles that double as ambulances take top honors in the Buckminster Fuller Design Challenge.

  • 20 Years of the World Wide Web

    In the two decades since a small group of researchers adopted a hyperlink system to share data between institutions, scientific research — and the world — have changed profoundly.

  • Excitement and Caution at AAAS

    Thousands gather in Chicago for the world's largest scientific conference.

  • Kerry: US Will Have Cap & Trade by End of the Year

    At sustainability conference, global leaders wonder where the investments will come from to build a green economy.

  • Report From Dubai

    Last November, the World Economic Forum convened thought leaders and heads of industry to discuss the state of the world. Seed followed up to ask where we go from here.

  • Field Museum

    Constructing art and science on a frozen Minnesota lake.

  • From Earth to the Universe

    Seed kicks off the International Year of Astronomy with a slideshow of awe-inspiring astronomical snapshots of our universe.

  • Cold Truth

    At a recent celebration of the International Polar Year in New York, artists and scientists share work inspired by the shifting landscape of Antarctica.

Research Blogging

If it’s Inspiring, Can it Be Wrong?

After attending last week’s ScienceOnline conference in North Carolina, Dave Munger asks whether relying on titillating tactics is a boon or bane for promoting science to the public.

Research Blogging

Science and/or Faith

Should a "scientific" meeting attempt to address questions of faith? If so, what's the best way to do it?

Research Blogging

The Back-Channel of Science

Scientists are exploiting online tools to facilitate research and communication in an increasingly flat media landscape. What are the implications for science?

Nobel Week

Hello, You’ve Won the Nobel

The man who delivers the news to Nobel laureates on tradition, joy, and voicemail.

Now on

  • Ideas

    I Tried Almost Everything Else

    John Rinn, snowboarder, skateboarder, and “genomic origamist,” on why we should dumpster-dive in our genomes and the inspiration of a middle-distance runner.

  • Ideas

    Going, Going, Gone

    The second most common element in the universe is increasingly rare on Earth—except, for now, in America.

  • Ideas

    Earth-like Planets Aren’t Rare

    Renowned planetary scientist James Kasting on the odds of finding another Earth-like planet and the power of science fiction.

The Seed Salon

Video: conversations with leading scientists and thinkers on fundamental issues and ideas at the edge of science and culture.

Are We Beyond the Two Cultures?

Video: Seed revisits the questions C.P. Snow raised about science and the humanities 50 years by asking six great thinkers, Where are we now?

Saved by Science

Audio slideshow: Justine Cooper's large-format photographs of the collections behind the walls of the American Museum of Natural History.

The Universe in 2009

In 2009, we are celebrating curiosity and creativity with a dynamic look at the very best ideas that give us reason for optimism.

Revolutionary Minds
The Interpreters

In this installment of Revolutionary Minds, five people who use the new tools of science to educate, illuminate, and engage.

The Seed Design Series

Leading scientists, designers, and architects on ideas like the personal genome, brain visualization, generative architecture, and collective design.

The Seed State of Science

Seed examines the radical changes within science itself by assessing the evolving role of scientists and the shifting dimensions of scientific practice.

A Place for Science

On the trail of the haunts, homes, and posts of knowledge, from the laboratory to the field.


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