Lights Out!
September 29, 2010 1:29 PM   Subscribe

Leave your lights on, and get ready to explore the world of dreams.

Anasomnia uses your web cam to detect the lighting in your room. When it grows dark, you fall into the world of ever changing dreams.

Too bright/too lazy? Cover up your webcam with your hand. Although, the experience of walking around the room closing the blinds for a little animated girl on the web is a bit too odd to describe.
posted by Askiba (9 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
This would be so much better/less terrifying if the little girl had eyes... Otherwise this is great.
And nightmare making, to a degree. (Especially when you see a close-up of that little girl's small... eyeless... face.)
posted by lauratheexplorer at 1:44 PM on September 29, 2010

I should've probably read the More Inside part first. I was wondering where this was going because it seemed to be just continual dreams. It probably would help if I had a webcam.

I still enjoyed it without a webcam though! I think the sound effects really made the whole thing!
posted by Deflagro at 1:48 PM on September 29, 2010

When I first tried this, it was also with a computer sans webcam. Do the dreams ever end? Because I couldn't watch this for more than a couple of minutes before I gave up.
posted by nushustu at 1:50 PM on September 29, 2010

Wow, that was actually pretty cool. Very dream-like in that I am left with an impression of having seen something... weird... that I am actively forgetting... as I write this sentence... and now all I'm left with is a memory of that strange lumpy creature with a zipper for the mouth amid some swirls.
posted by Cygnet at 1:53 PM on September 29, 2010

I think it goes on indefinitely, at least until you choose to end it. After five minutes or so I started noticing repetition in the images and sounds used. If it is all generated on the fly, it would make an interesting screensaver.
posted by Rhaomi at 2:11 PM on September 29, 2010

I don't have a webcam. Is there anyway to get the dream sequence started? She's just lying in bed right now...
posted by spacediver at 2:57 PM on September 29, 2010


Did you click the light switch at the bottom right?

Another interesting thing to do is hit the reload button after she starts dreaming.
posted by Cog at 3:03 PM on September 29, 2010

I closed the window and her face popped up on the screen momentarily. That was startling. Anyone else get that?
posted by Theta States at 3:21 PM on September 29, 2010

ah, the first time i loaded it, I hit yes before reading. Switch wasn't available

If you hit no, the switch is there. Thanks
posted by spacediver at 10:25 PM on September 29, 2010

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