The Dream Machine
"The Dream Machine" (1997) is a networked project by MIT's Interactive Cinema Group.
The Dream Machine is a distributed, interactive narrative designed to engage a large, widely dispersed society of audience. It uses the techniques of cinema, theater, and architectural space design to improvisationally craft a playful, lyrical, emergent story experience in close collaboration with its society of co-actors. The Dream Machine's presence simultaneously spans several venues in both the real and the story world: it is accessible through the correlated, distributed environments of the World Wide Web, live-performance Public Spaces, and pager networks.