Confessions of a researchaholic

January 16, 2021

January 14 2021 3:15 am dream

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 9:01 pm
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I tend to have very vivid dreams (David Lynch plots combined with George Lucas visuals), at least for these that I woke up to remember, which I tried to depict to the extent possible within my visual memory and artistic skill without much sleep disruption.

January 14, 2021

When technology becomes like science

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 10:38 am

I was having a dream in which one day our technology becomes so complex that we lose track of how things work and have to approach them like how we study nature in science.

December 10, 2020

Mondrian cake dream

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 10:30 pm
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Mondrian-themed cake,
in an early morning dream,
cut but not eaten.

September 27, 2020

Feetcopter dream

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 7:10 pm
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I had this dream half a year ago on on March 27 2020.
Upside down helicopter man fly over a city.
Rotor stopped and dropped to the ground, captured by a GoPro camera.
Rescue workers brought a big net rushing towards the camera view, which I replaced by an ambulance view for easier drawing.

September 26, 2020

A day of several drawings

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 9:29 pm
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I remembered 3 weird dreams earlier at around 4:30 am and 6:00 am this morning, and decided to draw them out.

Before that, during an eye break, I spotted a rooftop worker.

This is the first dream, about an eel tank.

This painting is inspired by the name of a prior intern who is still collaborating with me.

March 8, 2020

Mongolia trip dream

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 1:06 pm
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I was flying to Mongolia (world map with fly route and Mongolia border).

Upon arrival at the airport, I looked for gate 20 for bus exit (looking at the terminal map).

Somehow, I went to south gate 8 for Eva lounge filled with hello Kitty stuff (casino like setup).

I went back to terminal, trying to print my photo from a computer as required to board the bus, and found out it is 11:35 am so missed the hourly bus by 5 minutes (computer terminal on the right, terminal window on the left with the road and bus stop visible).

I then woke up at 5:27 am (March 5 2020).

December 9, 2018

Time perception

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 4:54 pm

During my dream earlier this morning, someone (God?) was telling me what time really is. It is neither a one-dimensional curve nor a two dimensional-ribbon. But the dream did not continue to reveal the rest of the answer.

October 29, 2018

2:46 am dream

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:28 am

I woke up at 2:46 am to record this dream, from which I plan to draw later before my visual memory fades.

We were attending an eye-brow party but somehow waiting at two adjacent bus stops.
One coming to my stop at 8:10 pm. The next one is 5:10 am the next day, so I hopped on.
You were still sitting at your bus stop bench.
I did not know which station to take off, so I loudly asked you, through the bus window.
You did not respond, so I yelled why you did not answer me.
The person lifted her face and turned to another person who replied that I did not ask a question.

April 24, 2018

Early morning dream

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 9:14 am

I was taking an exam. I thought the duration is 3 hours, so I decided to finish a paper review first. The review took me about 80 minutes, but then the examiner informed me that the exam is actually 90 minutes. I tried to finish the exam in 10 minutes only to find out that the paper is made of a wet towel so I could not write anything.

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