|Jos de Mul on Mon, 6 Apr 1998 16:26:08 +0200 (MET DST)|
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Herewith we invite you to visit: DATADREAMS / MORPHEUS' EMBRACE (revisited) http://www.mateor.nl/datadreams/index.html The General Idea The goal of the project was to make a machine that would make it possible to visualize the dreams of someone - in this case Jos de Mul- realtime and publish them on the internet. However, it is not (yet) possible to do so. But indirectly we can do something which looks a lot like that: We could register when Jos is dreaming and simultaneously produce a dream-like animation using pictures made of his daily life as a basis. These pictures were divided into different categories like work. house, family, media, on the assumption that in dreams a person processes the information registered during the day and strange and unexpected combination of content and imagery are the result. The animation would be a morph, most fittingly, from one image to one from another category. Setup During the project Jos de Mul slept in the museum in Almere connected to a device that measured the electrical activity of his brains. This two-channel EEG-device, built by ORION Electronics enabled us to determine when the subject entered the REM-period of his sleep. In essence, the REM-period is the moment in our sleep when we are dreaming. This EEG-device was connected/built-in a PC - sponsored most generously by IBM - connected to the internet by means of a dialup ppp connection to the website Moir Brandts Honk. A program, written by Mateor, filtered the EEG-input and established when a REM-period occured and started a batch file with a random image name input to produce a morph-animation. This animation in MPEG format was subsequently put on the web. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Prof.dr J. de Mul Department of Philosophy / Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam / P.O.B. 1738 NL-3000 DR Rotterdam (Netherlands) Oostmaaslaan 950-952 / Rotterdam VOX: +31-10-408 8998/8965 FAX: +31-10-212 04 48 private tel/fax: +31-24-3584657 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org website: http://www.eur.nl/fw/hyper/home.html =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= -- * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet toegestaan zonder * toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een gesloten en gemodereerde mailinglist * over net-kritiek. Meer info: email@example.com met 'info nettime-nl' in de * tekst v/d email. Archief: http://www.factory.org/nettime-nl. Contact: * firstname.lastname@example.org. Int. editie: http://www.desk.nl/~nettime.