Past events

DocLab Live: Bloodless – Guided by the Ghost of a Korean Sex Worker 25 Nov 2017 at 17:00

Special presentation on VR installation Bloodless, in which director Gina Kim and guests discuss the influence of American military presence on the South Korean people since 1956.

DocLab Live: Order, Chaos and Everything 21 Nov 2017 at 20:00

Join Jonathan Harris on a secular pilgrimage: from physical reality to the chaos of YouTube, and a digital simulation of consciousness.

Industry Session: Making VR Work for Audiences 20 Nov 2017 at 10:00

Zillah Watson, Commissioning Editor for Virtual Reality at the BBC, on how to make VR work for audiences.

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Smell Dating

An online dating service matches subscribers on the basis of their scent. Use your molecular intuition to find out who you really find attractive.

Forget swiping through Tinder profiles. Looks matter, of course, but our sense of smell actually tells us more about who we find attractive. In fact, if you pick a match based on scent, you have a better chance of finding the right partner than if you only go by appearance, social class, age, culture or even sex. Smell Dating is the first online dating service to match subscribers from all over the world on the basis of their body scent. Subscribers exchange worn T-shirts, with no additional information, then make a choice using no more than their noses and molecular intuition. Dating at a distance has never been so intimate. At IDFA 2016, DocLab is inviting you to test your own molecular intuition: there are ranges of samples to sniff, plus a database to discover the identity of the person behind the smell. Are your expectations accurate? Who do you really find attractive?

Project details

Year of development :2016
Created by:Tega Brain, Sam Lavigne

Available formats

Official website

http://www.smell.dating/