Explore different emotions in this interactive, sensory adventure

The Dream Machine debuted at New York's Panorama Festival in 2017, but now it has a permanent home at LSC! In this interactive, sensory adventure, you'll use bicycle pumps to produce combinations of colors, sounds, and scents – some pleasant, some unpleasant.

Explore each of the different stations to experience a complex range of human emotions, including happiness, disgust, and hope.

The Dream Machine was created by experience designer and multimedia artist Emilie Baltz; sound design by Antfood Studios; technology by Smooth Technology; fabrication by No.4 Studios; and scent by Giavudan.

Visitor info

Location: 3rd Floor

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  • Grab a group and find out what happens when you play all of the stations at once!

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