Confessions of a researchaholic

September 17, 2021

Daydream while driving on a highway

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 3:09 pm
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While driving on 101 south-bound at 2021-09-05 17:26:02 and listening to Shostakovich piano concerto 2 in the radio, I imagined being engulfed by sticky black liquid, and reproduced the visual effect afterwards via Adobe Ae.

August 30, 2021

Aunts asking me to check email dream

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 9:23 am

I have 4 aunts from my mother’s side, and they were telling me to check my emails in my dream earlier this morning.

August 21, 2021

Garbage escape dream

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 9:21 pm
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It felt very fun and liberating to hide inside a recycle bin and ride away with a garbage truck (at least in that dream).

August 20, 2021

IIII break

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 9:41 pm
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This dream is probably a reflection of my use of eye-protection programs (e.g., eyes guard).

July 19, 2021

The feeling of predestination

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 8:48 am
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[I thought about this earlier this morning during a dream, which I happened to wake up and managed to memorize.]

Do you ever have the feeling of predestination, of meeting someone, being in some place, or going through some events?
I wonder if that is some kind of mental post-processing that tries to fit a narrative to a past event.

July 9, 2021

Dream recording

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 9:53 am
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After a semi wake-up earlier this morning I recalled a lot of interesting thoughts going on during my dream, including two research ideas (one shared with my collaborator right before writing this and another needing more thinking), a visual image of an abstract cabinet drawer, and a scene of my mother at a bus stop seeing me off to a military service.

At that moment, I pondered whether I should write these down with potential sleep disruption or continue lying down with potential risk of forgetting everything later.
Apparently this pondering made enough imprint in my memory so that, even after opting for the latter, I could still recall everything.

Most of my ideas came from my day/night dreams, apparently during relaxed rational inhibition.
Thus I always try to keep healthy and consider stress a risk factor for both my life and work.

May 3, 2021

Spiral tower dream

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 9:42 pm
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One main reason I wanted to practice drawing is to show you my (often vivid and unusual) dreams.

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.

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