Dream Garden

Publication/Creation Date
Matt Roberts (creator)
Teri Witek (creator)
Michael Branton (creator)
Layar AR (contributor)
Media Type
Persuasive Intent
"Dream Garden is a site-specific project to gather, graft and nurture a city’s dreams.   Each time a city dweller texts a 7-word dream (a poetic form moving private experience into public space), that dream automatically joins others both in a “garden” (a designated physical location in the city) and online at inthedreamgarden.com. The project shows how some community resources– like citizens’ dreams — can inhabit and expand a space without wounding it, colonizing it or wasting natural resources." (Source: http://mattroberts.info/dreamgarden)

This app demonstrates the AR category of Opening Space. In this category, digital content is integrated with actual environments to democratize locations from familiar (and limiting) meanings. Using AR in this way, places are becoming generally open to being inscribed with new perspectives and interpretations.

Read more:
Roberts, Matt, Teri Witek, and Michael Branton.  http://inthedreamgarden.com/.
This link includes participants' texts to different iterations of Dream Garden over the years.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Marketing Keywords
Dream Garden, Layar

Date archived
October 5 2020
Last edited
December 8 2020
How to cite this entry
Matt Roberts, Teri Witek, Michael Branton. (2015). "Dream Garden". Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/4890