Post services have been one of the most important communication service for centuries, therefore they have the most advance physical network all around the world. How about bringing this network a new function? Even though they were really important part of our lives since centuries and it is still nostalgic to send posts, I believe they lose their say day by day. Even every buroucratic documents are handled online nowadays. But how is communication today? Wehave been using phones, TVs, computers for communication since decades and as humanbeings we discovered different worlds even though it was impossible to visit for us. We discovered earth, space, and culture of each other’s culture does not matter how far we are from each other. Virtual reality as term has been an important element of game industry, making people feel the virtual atmospheres of games real was important for producers. What if it is possible to feel, smell, taste wherever or whatever we see and hear. There is an a startup company called ‘Ophone’ claims that is it possible to store odors and make people smell virtually. This is a fascinating step in terms of collecting and storing not only hear and sight but all other feelings.











Olfaction, also known as olfactics, is the sense of smell. This sense is mediated by specialized sensory cells of the nasal cavity of vertebrates, which can be considered analogous to sensory cells of the antennae of invertebrates. In humans, olfaction occurs when odorant molecules bind to specific sites on the olfactory receptors.[1] These receptors are used to detect the presence of smell. They come together at the glomerulus, a structure which transmits signals to the olfactory bulb (a brain structure directly above the nasal cavity and below the frontal lobe). Can human feel scents with electrical stimulants? Electrical sphere here is represented because the sphere of project work the same way. It receives scent data from sensors or computers, and translate it into stimulants to effect right nerve of human. Before starting the virtual trip you have to get ready in clothing room! Special skin is designed and detailly manifactured to work fluently during this process. Structure includes 4 components, big sphere outside is as an intermedal ecotone brings visitors to another atmosphere but not lose their vision. Every scent layer during the journey, has another place’s virtual data (smell, touch, sight, noise, taste) Inside the scent layers there are time tunnels that control the existence of every visitors inside the scent layers (5mins, 20mins etc.))




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Smart City Infrastructure – Virtual Travel Center is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in City and Technology in 2015 by:
Students: Ilkim Er
Faculty: Willy Müller