3. You can learn and understand more about your and other peoples dreams
4. You can track yours and other peoples dreams </li></ul>myDreamscape.org is the flickr of dreams
5. But why?
6. Everyone has dreams
7. <ul><li>You may not remember them always
8. Writing them down helps you remember them
9. Keeping a dream diary helps you improve your dream ability </li></ul>Everyone has dreams
10. People share aspects of dreams
11. <ul><li>Because its embarrassing
12. Because it might offend that person
13. Because its too weird to explain
14. Because its not always that interesting
15. Because they can't remember it </li></ul>But not the whole thing
16. <ul><li>We all enjoy a good tale, idea, dream
17. Social capital or good whuffie
18. Some things are too good not to share
19. It might involve the other person or a place </li></ul>But there are advantages to sharing
20. <ul><li>Were social animals
21. Your friends and family know you better that you know yourself
22. Strangers can shed new light on your dreams
23. The ability to track trends/memes such as if someone else is having the exact dream as you </li></ul>Advantages of sharing
24. <ul><li>Together we will generate a massive amount of lovely rich data to learn from
25. We will be able to finally categorise dreams
26. We will get a better understanding of what dreams are and where they come from together
27. There has never been a massive social experiment like this for the study of dreams </li></ul>Trendspotting
28. So how will it work?
29. So how will it work? <ul><li>The editor
30. The levels
31. The viewer
32. The trend analyser
33. The blog </li></ul>
34. The editor <ul><li>The editor will be like SubEtherEdit or Etherpad. You can specify which bits people can see
35. You can write your dream then add metadata via tags, links and other metadata
36. Going to use the W3C's annotation spec </li></ul>
37. The levels <ul><li>This is where you specify groups or individual permissions for what people can see
38. As default everything in black is public with everything in red being private to you
39. You can set up to 8 different levels in between, easy to administrate
40. We will only harvest the metadata if the dream is set to all private </li></ul>
41. The viewer <ul><li>The aim is to be as open as flickr, so as default every dream will be public (levels dependant)
42. If the person logins in, they maybe able to view a lot more that the public </li></ul>
43. The trend analyser <ul><li>Like wefeelfine.org you can get a 1000 meters view of all the public data
44. There will be a live dream dictionary which is updated with everyone's contributions
45. You will be able to dive into the trends using the gapminder.org analyser </li></ul>
46. The trend analyser <ul><li>Search and compare...
47. Tags within the dream, geolocation of dream, places, mood, objects, people, vividness...
48. Sex of the dreamer, age of the dreamer, location of dreamer, day of the dream... </li></ul>
49. The blog <ul><li>Like oktrends we will use the blog to publicise the best parts of data collected in the trendier
50. We will contribute as much data freely for people to use and learn from
51. We will always guard and protect private user data </li></ul>
52. Into the business model <ul><li>Sell access to the live dream dictionary (PRO users), it will change based on what people say about there dreams
53. There may also be a limit on how many dreams we hold unless your a pro user which means its endless
54. Only Pro users can tag/annotate other people dreams </li></ul>
55. Into the business model <ul><li>If your not a pro user, you will get adverts next to the dream your reading.
56. We can also add advertising to the aggregated and tagged pages </li></ul>
57. Into the business model <ul><li>Different resolutions on the dream data
58. Payment means you can get much richer data ( obviously depending on the users preferences and privicy )
59. It would be possible to work out how many UK citizens are dreaming about a certain delegate just before an election. Not only that but if those dreams or positive or negative! </li></ul>
60. Into the business model <ul><li>People dream about a certain location or a certain product. If you own that location or product you may want to own the aggregator page and make it more yours
61. http://www.mydreamscape.org/items/iphone4/ - links to a page about the iphone4 in dreams and have images and links to the item its self </li></ul>
62. Into the business model <ul><li>http://www.mydreamscape.org/location/europe/manchester/northernquarter
63. Would obviously link to the Northern quarter in Manchester with information taken from Wikipedia.org, google maps and other open sources
64. You may be interested in advertising on such a page? </li></ul>
65. Into the dream...
66. Into the dream... <ul><li>“ Every night Paul has the same frightening dream. He's standing at the edge of a vast empty field, trying to move towards a large, glowing sphere. A small boy is in terrible trouble... and paul must save him. Paul's convinced he's losing his mind ” </li></ul>
67. Into the dream... <ul><li>“ ...until he learns that his classmate Francine is having the same harrowing dream! The two of them are determined to solve the mystery and save the little boy – before there nightmare becomes terrifying reality ”
68. Into the dream – by William Sleator </li></ul>
69. Deep into the dream
70. Deep into the dream <ul><li>Are dreams just your mind working out the previous days or is there something more to them?
71. Can you have an original thought, or is everything connected in some way?
72. What makes a nightmare so scary?
73. We will discover through the data collected </li></ul>
74. Deep into the dream <ul><li>Are people having a similar dream to you?
75. Who else is having the same dream and why?
76. What/who influences your dreams?
77. Can you influence your future dreams?
78. Can you share a dream?
79. How much control can you have over a dream? </li></ul>
80. Thank you, any questions? Ian Forrester | Cubicgarden.com | mydreamscape.org Presentation : CC BY-NC-SA