The Dream Machine Experience

before the before and after the after
By Nona Hendryx

The first-ever mixed reality experience at Lincoln Center
Produced by Baby Buddha’s House & Sozo Creative
Premiering at Lincoln Center, June 2024

Conceived by Nona Hendryx, The Dream Machine Experience is a site-specific activation that combines Afrofuturist art, music, and storytelling with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Featuring an interactive open forum with humanoid robot Bina48, this Lincoln Center commission invites audiences of all ages on a journey to explore the possibilities at the intersection of the arts and technology.


Premiering at Lincoln Center in June 2024

The free, in-person activations will be open at various times of day in June 2024, across multiple spaces at Lincoln Center, in three segments.




Dream Machine Scenes

Environments and avatars will be designed in collaboration with some of Hendryx’s most thrilling associates, taking on their likeness, ethos, and stories to lead distinct activations within The Dream Machine Experience; the audience can choose the one they'd like to explore. These artists' collective influence on not only American, but global culture at large has paved the road to a more inclusive society. More collaborators to be announced soon!


Thanks to Our Supporters

Additional support is provided by Goldman Sachs' One Million Black Women, MetLife, MetLife Foundation, and Diana Chen