eDream (The Illinois Emerging Digital Research and Education in Arts Media Institute) is a University of Illinois institute dedicated to exploring and expressing human creativity through emergent digital technologies.
eDream is committed to fostering interdisciplinary creativity and making a significant cultural impact through:
eDream embraces diversity and diverse cultural perspectives on creativity and its expression. The Institute preempts any preconceived notion of what constitutes "art" by embracing a full range of possibilities—from high art to low art, from applied to fine art, from multimedia and entertainment to data visualization and education. Likewise the Institute embraces a broad notion of technology, envisioning a breadth of technologies that are digitally-mediated, such as informatics, human computer interfaces, interactive installations, visualization displays, sensor-activated environments, communication devices, and networked virtual worlds. Engaging global, diverse communities and the full range of their creative energies ensures that our future remains vital.