Elsewhere - A Place for Your Dreams

Panel Discussion and presentation of the app in English with Kelly Bulkeley (USA), Brigitte Holzinger (AUT), Daru Huppert (USA/AUT), Dan Kennedy (AUS), Sheldon Juncker (USA), and Gez Quinn (UK)


Thursday, January 25, 2024, at 19 h

Library of Psychoanalysis at the Sigmund Freud Museum


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Elsewhere - A Place for Your Dreams is an application that not only serves as a dream diary for smartphone users. It also uses artificial intelligence to help interpret dreams. It was created by an international team of developers - Dan Kennedy, Sheldon Juncker, and Gez Quinn - and American dream researcher Kelly Bulkeley. The ideas for the app were inspired by the "place of origin of psychoanalysis" at Berggasse 19 in Vienna.

During the test phase of the Elsewhere - A Place for Your Dreams application, the possibilities and limitations, but also the dangers of using artificial intelligence in connection with the individual exploration of dreams will be put up for discussion - as well as the expectations that experts from the fields of psychoanalysis, psychology and technology have of such a dream app.

The discussion evening will begin with a conceptual and technical presentation of the software by Kelly Bulkeley and the developers Dan Kennedy and Gez Quinn, followed by a critical and differentiated discussion with the Viennese psychologist Brigitte Holzinger, who is the founder of the Institute for Consciousness and Dream Research, and the psychoanalyst and social psychologist Daru Huppert, who practices in Vienna.


Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D., is a psychologist of religion focusing on dream research. He is Director of the Sleep and Dream Database (SDDb), Senior Editor of the journal Dreaming, and former president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams. His books include Dreaming in the World’s Religions (2008), Big Dreams (2016), Lucrecia the Dreamer (2018), The Scribes of Sleep (2023), 2020 Dreams (2023), and The Spirituality of Dreaming (2023). He lives in Estacada, Oregon, USA.

Dr. Brigitte Holzinger is one of the leading experts of Sleep- und Dream Research in Austria. She works as Clinical and Health Psychologist, Psychotherapist for Integrative Gestalt therapy, Supervisor, Somnologist (ESRS), Sleep Coach and Sleep and Dream Researcher. Topics of interest are Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Insomnia, Sleep Coaching, Dreaming, Nightmares and Lucid Dreaming. She cofounded Sleep Coaching and is the scientific director of the MasterULG Schlafcoaching at the Medical University of Vienna.

Daru Huppert studied Social and Clinical Psychology in New York, London, Zurich, and Cambridge. At the University of Cambridge, he held lectures on psychoanalysis. He is a training analyst (WPV/IPA) in Vienna and writes about different topics of psychoanalysis, such as dreams, shame, and sexuality.

Gez Quinn is a software developer and co-founder of Elsewhere. He is committed to advancing the understanding of dreams through the use of technology.

Dan Kennedy is a software developer, linguist, and co-founder of Elsewhere. He works on the Elsewhere frontend and also develops dictionary and language learning software for Aboriginal languages in Australia.


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