[1h9m] is a documentary
about Brion Gysin
and his Dreammachine
, a motorized sculpture made to be viewed with one's eyes closed. It features interviews from Marianne Faithful, DJ Spooky, Iggy Pop, and Genesis P-Orridge, among others. [more inside]
The dream machine
is a creation of Brion Gysin
, a Canadian-English expatriate colleague of William S. Burroughs
and Paul Bowles
. Timothy Leary called this device "the most sophisticated neuro-phenomenological device ever designed." A dream machine
is being exhibited this week in San Francisco. If you can't make it there, you can perhaps build your own
The Dream Machine.
Did anyone else miss this? The Lucidity Institute
has purportedly created a machine, the NovaDreamer
, that will help "control and create dreams." Retail price: US $300.00.
I think I'll get one. I wonder if there might be any harmful psychological side effects to always dream lucidly? Oh well.