Do we usually dream in black & white

” Do we usually dream in black & white” Or is the color in our remembered dreams just hard to remember? This has been a perplexing question for dream scientists for half a century, with most studies not able to report a firm conclusion.”

Shades of gray are hard to remember. However, vivid color in dreams has a more powerful calling card. Robert Hoss’s research with color and emotions suggests that vivid colors in dreams correspond to emotional intensity.”

“Color is as much a symbol as is the imagery in a dream. Color appears to represent the emotional conditions that stimulated a dream or dream image. As with any other symbol, color combines with the imagery to form a more complete “meaning” for the dream image.” – Robert Hoss

“So whether or not you grew up watching the Andy Griffith Show or Spongebob Square Pants, some colors in dreams speak louder than others. Tracking these associations can be a fruitful practice.”

Dreaming in Black and White BY RYAN HURD

The article is vitally related to my project. It’s interesting how crucial is dream color or not. It seems like claim that black and white dreams will be forgotten one. The website that I found this article is also great resource.


Sound and video installation

Sound and video installation Precedents.

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“An experience of breaking someone else private space. Sleeping is a very private act. When you go to sleep you loose control and are unable to protect yourself from other people.”

Sleeping Obstacles  by Kassandra Wellendorf & Simon Løvin, 2010.


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” Telematic Dreaming is an installation that exists within the ISDN digital telephone network. Two separate interfaces are located in separate locations, these interfaces in themselves are dynamic installations that function as customized video-conferencing systems. A double bed is located within both locations, one in a blacked out space and the other in an illuminated space.”

Telematic dreaming by Paul Sermon, 1987.

Video documentation and interview.


I also research for glitchy techniques to use in the project along with making the storyboard to find possibility of the mistake in technology life like the brain make when people sleep talk.Then I found many interesting resources that could use if I develop the ideas to connect with digital life.


A Vernacular of File Formats by Rosa Menkman

Glitch Codec Tutorial by Nick Briz

Final Project – Precedents

Visual Precedents

Because of it is about sleep the visuals can be really unreal and show the mistake and glitch that our brain makes. Therefore, I’m focusing on experimental visual project but not specific on many techniques.

Seaweed by Tell no one.

Dissimilated Vision by KATAYAMA Takuto.

rgb4d by Adam Ferriss


Project Precedents


Dream Recorder

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App records what people say in their sleep to reveal their deepest desires.
‘We think most people are curious of what is happening during their sleep and when they’re not conscious. So we thought that it must be a way to catch this in an easy way using your smartphone.’


Sleeptalk Recorder App

Then I found something interesting about sleep talk.

Final Project Proposal – Sleep Deprivation

The project’s research started from a keyword from the class which is ‘Altered State.’ Then I’m focusing specific in sleep and dream related.

‘A sleep deprived brain was not capable of being in control of it’s sensorimotor functions.’ – A Harvard Medical School.

Why dream does matter?

  • We forget 90% of dreams within 10 minutes of waking up.
  • However, considering we spend almost a third of our life dreaming, wouldn’t be great if we pay attention to it.

Lists of books from Bobst workshop.



Domains study

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Mood board – Space, Unreal, Transforming, Repeatition.

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