001 : Dream Argument

“It is only prudent never to place complete confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived.”

― René Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy

“The offline world simulation engages the exact brain mechanisms as perceptual consciousness and seems natural to us because we are unaware that it is nothing but a hallucination (except very rarely in lucid dreams). (Valli & Revonsuo, 2009: p.19)”

We tend to feel real emotions in our dreams, which are also natural responses due to our precepts. While we are dreaming, we are carrying action, but the emotions alongside were not presupposed, so the intensity of the emotions that are truly experienced during dreams is convincing evidence that dreaming is not an imaginary experience.

In this project, I respond to the Philosophical dream argument in a neuroscience and psychology way. I transferred the research data into an art form with design thinking. The final outcome is a one-channel video installation.