Through 10 sleep cycle-inspired rooms, participants can float among clouds, explore a galactic infinity room and even "dream" in black and white

A new interactive experience is hitting New York next month, in the shape of a surrealist dreamscape. The Dream Machine, developed by creatives Gary Johnson and Paige Solomon, was designed to mimic people’s subconscious in an experience they can take part in while they’re awake. Through 10 sleep cycle-inspired rooms, participants can float among clouds, explore a galactic infinity room and even “dream” in black and white.

Although the rooms are designed and unchanging, they represent common dream characteristics—making it a close second to taking charge of your dreams and remembering afterwards—even if it feels more like someone else’s imagination. They were inspired by the creators’ own dreams, featuring monotone hues of color and surrealist compositions. Guests can interact with all the elements as they see fit, the whole run-through lasts an hour. If successful, the Dream Machine has plans to branch out to other cities.

Dream Machine

A new interactive experience is hitting New York next month, in the shape of a surrealist dreamscape. The Dream Machine, developed by creatives Gary Johnson and Paige Solomon, was designed to mimic people’s subconscious in an experience they can take part in while they’re awake. Through 10 sleep cycle-inspired rooms, participants can float among clouds, explore a galactic infinity room and even “dream” in black and white.

Although the rooms are designed and unchanging, they represent common dream characteristics—making it a close second to taking charge of your dreams and remembering afterwards—even if it feels more like someone else’s imagination. They were inspired by the creators’ own dreams, featuring monotone hues of color and surrealist compositions. Guests can interact with all the elements as they see fit, the whole run-through lasts an hour. If successful, the Dream Machine has plans to branch out to other cities.