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DEMO HOUR: Dormio

Issue: XXV.6 November - December 2018
Page: 10
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Authors:
Adam Haar Horowitz, Ishaan Grover, Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar , Oscar Rosello, Tomás Vega, Abhinandan Jain, Cynthia Breazeal, Pattie Maes

Sleep is a forgotten country of the mind: A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a third of our lives are spent asleep. Dormio interfaces with hypnagogia, the state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleep in which we dream before falling fully unconscious. Dormio allows users to track and interrupt specific sleep-stage transitions with dream suggestions, modernizing the steel-ball napping technique used by Edison, Dalí, and Tesla to generate creative insights. Dormio enables the extension, inception, and capture of dream content, allowing access to fluid thinking present in interstitial semi-consciousness and dreams.


Haar Horowitz, A. et al. Dormio: Interfacing with dreams.Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, 2018. https://www.media.mit.edu/projects/sleep-creativity/overview/

Adam Haar Horowitz, Ishaan Grover, Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar, Oscar Rosello, Tomás Vega, Abhinandan Jain, Cynthia Breazeal, and Pattie Maes, MIT Media Lab
adamjhh@mit.edu

ins08.gif Dormio interfaces with hypnagogia, the state between wakefulness and sleep.