The first workshop on Dream Engineering took place on January 28 and 29, 2019 at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA. The workshop brought "roughly half of the world's dream researchers" to the Media Lab, to brainstorm alongside MIT engineers who develop new technologies for studying, recording, and influencing dreams. The workshop resulted in new ideas for devices as well as new opportunities for studies and experiments. Panels covered themes such as nightmares, lucid dreaming, memory replay, and sensory stimulation, as well as technology talks, demos, and posters. The program maximized time for brainstorming sessions, all on the theme of Dream Engineering—how technology can be applied to record or influence dreaming. Read more here!
And we’re very excited that, based on the talks and technologies presented at the first Dream Engineering workshop, the journal Consciousness and Cognition has accepted our proposal for a Special Issue on Dream Engineering. That journal is currently being edited, with submissions gathered from labs around the globe.