"Revelations in Air" - A Discussion on the Sense of Smell
An interactive program on the fascinating, yet underappreciated & understudied human sense of smell. You re invited to sniff along with us!
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ISC is excited to offer this fun and interesting conversation with science writers Jude Stewart and Chris Kemp about our frequently under-appreciated sense of smell.
Overlapping with taste yet larger in scope, smell is the sense that comes closest to pure perception. Smell can collapse space and time, unlocking memories and transporting us to worlds both new and familiar. Yet as clearly as each of us can recognize different smells -- the bright tang of citrus, freshly sharpened pencils, parched earth after rain -- few of us understand how and why we smell.
Jude Stewart will share her fascinating journey into the weird and wonderful world of smell that became her latest book, "Revelations in Air: A Guidebook to Smell."
Guests will take their own scent-journey as easy experiments are demonstrated during the program. Register by Saturday, Oct. 23 and you ll be sent a list of items to have on hand to partake in the experiments to sniff-along with us. It will open your mind - to a new way of experiencing the world!
Tix: $0-$5 (limited free tickets available)
Space is limited. To receive Zoom link, register today!
We ll allow plenty of time for Q&A for what will certainly be an enlightening conversation!
This program is in partnership with Seminary Co-op Bookstore. You can pre-order your copy of "Revelations in Air: A Guidebook to Smell" today!
ABOUT JUDE STEWART
Jude Stewart writes about design and culture for Slate, the Believer, Fast Company, Design Observer and other publications. She is also a contributing editor at PRINT magazine. She is the author of "ROY G. BIV" (2013), "Patternalia," (2015) and most recently "Revelations in Air: A Guidebook to Smell." Stewart lives in Chicago.
ABOUT CHRISTOPHER KEMP
Christopher Kemp is a molecular biologist. He s written for Nature, Science, Outside, and New Scientist, and is the author of "Floating Gold: A Natural (and Unnatural) History of Ambergris" (2012), "The Lost Species" (2017), and the upcoming "Dark and Magical Places: The Neuroscience of Navigation" (2022). He lives in Michigan with his wife, three sons, and a dog.