Interactive Website of the Week: Ana Somnia

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This interactive website is the coolest, freshest thing I’ve seen in a long time.  It uses a webcam to detect levels of light in your room, and once you turn off the lights (assumedly to go to sleep) your character’s head explodes with dreams.  Don’t cheat though–or you might wake up in the middle of your REM cycle.

Here’s a visual walkthrough, but if you’d prefer to be surprised click here to experience it firsthand.

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And if you turn on a light (or in my case, moved your hand from blocking the webcam):

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And you’re back to square one.  I believe the dream sequence enters some kind of varying loop after a while.  Try it out the next time you’re feeling like an insomniac.  This was made by Rostlaub, a company that “combine[s] art, design, music, and state-of-the-art programming in a way you have never seen before.” That’s true. I’ll definitely be checking out their site again.

Source: Ana Somnia

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