index. ego

Lucid Dream

Márcia Marranita

Mobile App

Lucid Dream is a counter-app that criticizes the use of applications meant to manage and optimize various dimensions of our daily lives. To do so, it uses a critical and ironic approach to self-improvement applications, alluding to their common appearance and mechanics. The app is based on a questionnaire considering various aspects that the user might want to change in him/herself and in his/her life, in other words, to become a better version of him/herself.


Against all odds, the results of the questionnaire transform the response given by the user into random phrases and images. In the age of solutionism, Lucid Dream refers to the over-valuation of certain applications, as well as to the inevitable consequences of one of its recurring promises — the idea that they can solve all of our problems and fulfill all of our aspirations.