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Published on Apr 6, 2015
In her vividly fragrant talk, she emphasizes the sense of smell and how important it is to one's identity and everyday life. She then shares the horrors and dangers of what it's like to lose that sense, and then proposes some solutions to help people who have already lost theirs.
Michelle Krell Kydd is the Communications Specialist for ArtsEngine and The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) at the University of Michigan. She also has one of the best noses in the world, and is an olfaction and fragrance expert. She puts this skill to good use by using olfaction to promote the art-science connection via interdisciplinary collaboration. Ms. Kydd is the editor of the award-winning blog Glass Petal Smoke and conducts Smell and Tell lectures on campus and in the Ann Arbor Community.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx