Dreams in 3D

I’ve finally had the chance to start experimenting with 3D! It has long been an ambition, but so many other things have topped my to-do lists, and I’ve had no access to the technology. However, just before Christmas I discovered the “FabLac” in nearby Anthy-sur-Leman. It is an awesome spot – a couple of rooms […]

Recommended Reading

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 […]

PSG Step 5: Getting off the SD Card

As mentioned, since recording for long periods over bluetooth is pretty risky, it makes a lot of sense to record onto the extremely stable micro SD card. The main OpenBCI SD Card Tutorial covers the basics of formatting the card and recording, and the process is very straightforward. However, in order to be maximally efficient, […]

Polysomnography Step 3: The Cyton Board

Obviously anybody who has a Cyton has at least done the introductory tutorial provided on the OpenBCI website, and this part doesn’t really require much explanation. There’s also a decent introduction on “The Autodidacts” website, demonstrating how to set up basic ECG using OpenBCI.  But again, for the sake of documenting the process, here is […]

Polysomnography Step 1: Gear

Here I’d like to record the process I’m using to record PSGs and collect my own data for dream realization projects. It is worth repeating that I am an average Joe with zero technical training in polysomnography, bio-scanning, electronics, computer programming, any of this sort of stuff. I’ve never played with an “Arduino”.  I’m a […]

Encounter with a Mermaid

I was fishing with my dad from a platform overlooking a creek or small pond. It was daytime, but things felt calm and leisurely, like at sunset. Our poles were just sticks, like broom handles, but we weren’t worried about it. Suddenly, I feel my line tug, and I pulled on the rod to reel […]