What is the Dream Realization Lab?
The Dream Realization Laboratory is an art project by Ben Evans, whose goal is to explore some of the hard science behind contemporary dream research from a non-specialist perspective, and to present the mystery of dreaming in new tangible forms by turning the technologies of empirical science to more playful aesthetic ends.
At-home polysomnography, dream realization processes, the Scrimshaw of Paul Scheerbart, notes on dream research and all kinds of great stuff.
While speculation about the nature of dreaming in the “western” tradition can be traced at least to Aristotle, serious study of the topic in the modern period clearly begins with Freud. Freud’s general psychology is today largely discredited, or at any rate a great deal less fashionable than it once was. The same can be […]
Recommended Readings: Matthew Walker: Why We Sleep. (Penguin, 2017). A very popular book at the moment. Walker is a living apostle of sleep and his enthusiasm for the subject is contagious. Extremely readable and deserving of all the praise it gets. Not devoted entirely to the subject of dreaming, he nevertheless covers the basics quite […]
Ok – I’m wired up, everything is connected to my Cyton board – the time has come to actually record something. This is pretty much exactly the same process you use for any kind of Cyton activity, but I’m going to repeat the steps provided on the OpenBCI site for my own sake and to […]
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If you are going to a sleep clinic and want to have your dreams realized, or have thoughts or questions about this project, or are interested in purchasing a print, let me know!