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Dormio: Interfacing with Dreams

Haar Horowitz, Adam, Ishaan Grover, Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar, Cynthia Breazeal, and Pattie Maes. "Dormio: Interfacing with dreams." In Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 1-10. 2018.

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Dormio: A Targeted Dream Incubation Device

Haar Horowitz, Adam, Tony J. Cunningham, Pattie Maes, and Robert Stickgold. "Dormio: A targeted dream incubation device." Consciousness and Cognition, Volume 83, August 2020, 102938. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2020.102938

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Dormio: Interfacing with Dreams

InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a th...

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Adam Haar Horowitz

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Ishaan Grover

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Pedro Reynolds-Cuellar

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Article

How do you control your dreams? MIT scientists think they've figured it out

Dormio is the result of several year's worth of research conducted by the Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces group.

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Incubating Dreams: Awakening Creativity

Haar Horowitz, Adam. "Incubating Dreams: Awakening Creativity." Program in Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Media Lab. August 2019.

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A wearable sleep-tracker designed by an MIT team could give people the power to shape their own dreams

Vega and his colleagues tested Dormio on group of 50 people this summer. Read about their results.

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Dream-shaping tech from MIT channels suggestions into your dreams

Guided dreaming could be used to boost creativity or to confront sources of stress and trauma.

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A new way to control experimentation with dreams

Device not only helps record dream reports, but also guides dreams toward particular themes.

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Can artificial intelligence create art?

BBC Click looks at whether AI could ever create an artistic masterpiece.

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Can artificial intelligence create art?

Click looks at whether AI could ever create an artistic masterpiece.

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Hi-tech dreamcatcher defeats sleep amnesia

We spend a third of our lives sleeping but precious little is really known for sure about what happens when our heads hit the pillow.

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Media Lab @ SXSW 2020

When South by Southwest 2020 convenes in Austin, TX March 13-21, many of the speakers taking the stage will be members of the Media Lab.

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Media Lab at Ars Electronica 2018

The Ars Electronica Festival runs from September 6-10, 2018 in Linz, Austria

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These sleep engineers could help you hack your dreams

A group at MIT’s Media Lab known as the “Dream Team” thinks you can harness your unconscious mind with tech you can wear to bed.

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Scientists engineer dreams to understand the sleeping brain

Researchers in the Fluid Interfaces group and elsewhere are hoping to learn more about how and why dreams are generated, and their effects.

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An MIT lab is building devices to hack your dreams

From improving your mood to focusing your creativity, scientists at MIT’s Dream Lab want to prove the power of dreams.

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MIT researchers have developed a ‘system for dream control’

When is a sleeper actually asleep?

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Are advertisers coming for your dreams?

"We can see the waves forming a tsunami that will come, but most people are just sleeping on a beach unaware"

Publication

Dream engineering: Simulating worlds through sensory stimulation

Carr, Michelle, Adam Haar, Judith Amores, Pedro Lopes, Guillermo Bernal, Tomás Vega, Oscar Rosello, Abhinandan Jain, and Pattie Maes. "Dream engineering: Simulating worlds through sensory stimulation." Consciousness and cognition 83 (2020): 102955.

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Civic Media

Media and technology are now core parts of civic and political engagement. We believe designing these digital tools and spaces for social...

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Augmentation vs Distraction

Pattie Maes discusses her group’s approach to bridging this divide and improving our relationships with technology.

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Inside MIT's Future Factory—60 Minutes

60 Minutes goes inside the MIT Media Lab.

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Cocoon: Speculative Dream Engineering

Cocoon is our vision of a programmable dream machine from the future. This device would be enabled by the synthesis of many devices under...

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Creativity and collaboration: Revisiting Cybernetic Serendipity

Creativity and Collaboration: Revisiting Cybernetic Serendipity, set out to underline the close connections between art and technology.

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Personal Robots

The Personal Robots group bridges the gap between intelligent personified technologies and human collaborative behavior. We take a multid...

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Fluid Interfaces

FLUID INTERFACESWhile today's pervasive digital devices put the world’s information at our fingertips, they do not help us with some...