Mystery of Sleep Class of 2017
Suman Baddam and I just finished teaching a course at Yale called “Mystery of Sleep”. The students had to do a project that they presented at the last class that expressed from their perspective some of the science they had learned. The results were jaw dropping! Some of the projects were videos, scripts, bound commonplace books, audios of songs they composed, visual art, poetry and short stories. Here are some examples of the projects. (The students gave permission to use their names).
Yvonne Ye choreographed and executed a dance depicting narcolepsy. The poem that inspired the dance was written by Emily Ge. .
Elizabeth Zordani created artwork depicting the causes of insomnia
Sleep Treasures at the Beinecke
Leland Stange curated a collection of sleep related treasures in the Beinecke Library
1st Edition of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream
Carl Jung's Red Book
The work of a genius or a mad man?
1st Edition Pickwick Papers
The entire set of 1st edition of Pickwick Papers. 1836
The first Illustration of a dozing Joe the fat boy, who had sleep apnea
What a thrill to handle a book that Charles Dickens had signed
From Graph to Art
Liana Van Nostrand reimagined a graph showing the effects of aging on sleep, by using a the colors from a painting of a dying Italian Revolutionary hero to create a watercolor painting of the graph.
Lina Goelzer Reading
Gloria del Rosario Castañeda's Presentation
Rosario Castañeda's project was development of a presentation to teach Westport High School students about the importance of sleep. Click on the forward arrow to start, then the > button to progress. To see this full screen CLICK HERE.
Karin Nagano: Office design
Karin Nagano, an architecture student, designed an office that includes a sleeping area for those who must spend a great deal of time of time at work.
Summer Kim: Sleepy Jolene
Summer Kim wrote the lyrics and sang Sleepy Jolene. To hear just the audio, start the player below.