The concept of dream mapping is not a new one but the ability to create dream map that then make itself in a electronic system is. There are a lot of projects out their that do this, some more ethically sound than others. Many have dream statistics that look at key words and phrases that can then be mapped to the dreams within the system. Basic metadata stuff really. It’s not really what I mean by mapping. I mean creating a actual cartographic image of your dream content.
Each dream doesn’t create a data point in such a map. So it’s not pure meta searching like others, it’s focused on locations described, characters involved and emotions felt.
Creating such a dictionary is a hell of a lot of work, but a computer so programmed could make one fairly easily (if your keen to do this let me know). Once you input your dream data into the program it could search for locations, characters and emotions based on the search terms you give it and assumptions made from the data. The map would then have little islands of data from the characters that interacted and the locations and feelings involved.
It would be really cool to see this automagically done on a computer system, and the resulting map.
It’s a little project I am putting out their for someone so inclined to produce.