Laurel Schwulst is a designer, writer, and webmaster. She is interested in ambient forms of design and literature, public works, and the poetic potential of the web. Her novel travel app for iOS and Android, Flight Simulator, is “an ode to airplane mode” (Soft Applications, LLC, 2019). And her book Perfume Area (Ambient Works, 2015), co-authored with Sydney Shen, contemplates thirty-six designer fragrances. This Fall 2019, she is teaching “Writing as Metadata” at Yale and designing an exhibition for the online Left Gallery at Stroom Den Haag. At New Inc, she aims to continue working on novel utilities with Soft Applications, LLC as well as publishing a special educational series online. And someday, she hopes to make work for inside hospitals and airports.