kevan + dreams   13

La Petite Claudine: Commonplace Book
H.P. Lovecraft's 'Commonplace Book'. "This book consists of ideas, images, & quotations hastily jotted down for possible future use in weird fiction. Very few are actually developed plots—for the most part they are merely suggestions or random impressions designed to set the memory or imagination working."
writing  dreams  monsters  ghosts 
november 2008 by kevan
Wired: Videogames Make Better Horror Than Hollywood
"Games already seem like dream states. You're wandering around a strange new world, where you simultaneously are and aren't yourself. [A] well-made horror game feels [like] being locked inside a really bad -- by which I mean a really good -- nightmare."
games  design  dreams 
august 2007 by kevan
Number9dream - David Mitchell
A mix of Murakami staples and Japanese cliches, but brought together with attention-deficit enthusiasm, the narrator veering off into memory and daydream and fiction, Mitchell playing with random styles as skillfully as he did in Cloud Atlas.
booklog  japan  dreams  memory  delusions  cities  crime  secrets 
december 2006 by kevan
Mind Performance Hacks - Ron Hale-Evans
A great collection of tricks and contexts for generating and keeping track of ideas, improving short and long term memory, and maintaining general rational-positive-thinking mental health. Inspiring.
booklog  brains  psychology  memory  dreams  hacking 
september 2006 by kevan
Slow Wave
"Slow Wave is a collective dream diary authored by different people from around the world, and drawn as a comic strip by Jesse Reklaw."
dreams  comics  via:mindhacks 
november 2005 by kevan
Paternoster Lift Diagram
These really are a massively recurring motif in my dreams. Should track down and visit the remaining UK ones.
technology  architecture  dreams 
october 2005 by kevan
Gamasutra - Study Suggests Gaming Promotes Lucid Dreaming
"If you're spending a lot of time in a changeable virtual environment, it acts as a sort of practice for another virtual reality, dreams." I just get boring non-lucid dreams where I can quicksave around stressful bits, and 'quit' to wake up.
games  dreams  psychology  sleep 
february 2005 by kevan
The Dream Canvas
Dreaming and creativity. "It's as if the brain is preferentially searching out and activating weak associates, unexpected paths, instead of the obvious, normally strong associates."
dreams  brains  art  psychology 
february 2005 by kevan
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Deer
Lucid and perilous sleep activities. ''Last week I woke up with the worst taste in my mouth - I had made a sandwich out of beef-bouillon cubes in my sleep."
sleep  walking  dreams  food  psychology  brains 
february 2005 by kevan
Ananova - Man sends text message in his sleep
Ludicrous story about a man sending coherent text messages whilst dreaming ("Help, I'm in trouble, someone's chasing me."). Includes names that standard predictive text wouldn't recognise, so eh, unlikely.
sleep  phones  lunacy  dreams  lies 
february 2005 by kevan
West Portal Books' Brion Gysin Dreamachine Display
Hallucinatory lucid-dreaming machine. "The Old Testament's 'Tree of Knowledge' [may be] a shrouded reference to the Sun's rays interrupted by swaying leaves and branches, and the resultant flicker's contemplative effects on sensitive higher primates."
brains  dreams  sleep  technology 
august 2004 by kevan
Ananova - Toymaker invents dream machine
"While preparing for bed, the user mounts a photograph on the device of who should appear in the dream, selects music appropriate to the mood and records word prompts, such as a name."
dreams  sleep  technology 
june 2004 by kevan
Lucid Dreaming - Wikibooks
A Wikibook of lucid dreaming tricks and techniques.
books  cheating  dreams  sleep 
june 2004 by kevan

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