The Internet Bedroom

presented by IDPW

“Let’s have a sleepover on the internet!!!”

It's over! Thank you for all sleepers and watchers!!
About 90 people gathered for sleep on the internet.

December 21 10:00AM ~ December 22 10:00AM (EST)
24 hours... ZZZ...zzz..



IDPW will host an online gathering The Internet Bedroom for a web-based exhibition as part of the series First Look: New Art Online, copresented by Rhizome and the New Museum. We will bring human inactivity into the internet in our sleep! Do you wanna have a historical night of the internet with us?!



December 21 10:00AM ~ December 22 10:00AM (EST) 24 hours.
Countdown to the end of the event:

Check Your local bedtime:



The internet (@Google Hangouts. Check "How to join?" section below.)


Sleeper’s rule:

No chatting or making a big noise will be permitted in the Internet Bedroom. The room is for sleeping! But feel free to snore or talk in your sleep.


How to join?:

  1. Prepare for sleeping, wear pajamas and relax.
  2. Bring your laptop or smartphone to your bedroom and login to “The Internet Bedroom” on the Google Hangouts. The URL will be announced on the project page on the day of the event.
  3. Set the camera towards you. Please put on a dim light to be visible if possible.
  4. Let’s hangout in your dream...
    *Join/logout the room any time you want.
    *Logout when you become active and aware.
    *Please note that the Internet Bedroom will be live broadcasted and recorded during the event. The recorded video will be shown on the project page and on the First Look website.


The internet is like a roaring noon 24 hours a day. Why don’t we change a chatroom into a bedroom for our sleep?

Andy Warhol freed audiences from the act of watching a movie by screening actors’ sleep. Laurie Anderson connected the world through her subconscious by sleeping in public spaces. Qanta Simizu, who is one of vendors of the Internet Yami-Ichi market organized by IDPW, connected visitors with his father (who had been sleeping in a distant place) via web broadcast and haptic sense. The act of sleeping might bring new forms of communication on the internet.

There now, let’s go to a sleepover night on the internet, where we see a dream of electric sheep together with bots!

When day and night are connected, the internet might take a step closer to Nature.