A selection of dreams from “Dreaming Machine #2” installations by Ben Bogart

A selection of dreams from “Dreaming Machine #2” installations by Ben Bogart

Production country: 
ca
Year: 
2009/10
Festival edition: 
2011
Format: 
digital image
film/video

A selection of dreams from “Dreaming Machine #2” installations.
Ben Bogart
2009/2010

 

Video, generated by computer controlled digital still camera

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Can a machine dream? Dreaming is the result of complex interactions between body, thought and memory. During the day, the Dreaming Machine examines its visual context and records stimuli that will then inspire its "musings". Enabled by an artificial intelligence, and a memory model, the system’s free associations, or “dreams”, are shown to the audience. The system externalizes that which usually belongs to the screen of our thoughts.

This video presents a selection of dreams from various "Dreaming Machine #2" installations in Hong Kong, São Paulo and Montréal. From each of these installations, two dreams have been selected. 

Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts

This project is part of the OPEN Signs exhibition at the Marshall McLuhan Salon of the Embassy of Canada, curated by Heather Kelley.

 

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