Electric Dreams

The Dream Map : 
Store & Record Dreams on Mac

Daniel Cummings 

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Cummings, Daniel (1996 July). Software: The Dream Map : Store & Record Dreams on Mac. Electric Dreams 3(6). Retrieved from Electric Dreams July 27, 2000 on the World Wide Web: http://www.dreamgate.com/electric-dreams  

The Dream Map is a database to help you record and store your dreams. Dreams can be typed into the database along with the date and the title of the dream. However, there is a big difference between the Dream Map and an ordinary text only database. The Dream Map uses a hybrid text and graphical data entry method to assist the dreamer in understanding the dream. The Dream Map consists of five "filters" or "layers" through which you can categorize, expand and explore the dream content. These layers put dream content analysis methods into a graphical, interactive form. The dreamer explores the Spaces in the dream, the Characters in the dream, the Artifacts in the dream, the Moods in the dream, and the Insights or messages from the dream. The combination of graphical layers and icon placements allows you to record and see interesting aspects of one dream or emerging patterns in many dreams.

This version of the program is a single user version. The next version will be networked, allowing many dreamers to see their dreams arranged on the map alongside others on the net.

The present system allows for 28 dreams to be recorded at a time.

Dream Map does not *interpret* dreams, it serves as a helpful tool to *explore* dreams.

The application works with a Power Macintosh or a 68k Macintosh and needs about 4 Megs of free ram to run.

Details and a demo version for downloading can be found at the dreamMap webpage.


Here you will also find a link to other computed dream projects happening at the dreamMosaic.


Daniel Cummings windeatr@sirius.com