• NORD (Non Ordinary Reality Database)

    NORD (Non Ordinary Reality Database) is the reason I got into web application design and development.  As a student of both history and psychology, I became fascinated with narratives, often journal or diary entries, about subjective and otherwise non ordinary reality experiences that people actively publish to the public web.  There are millions of dream reports and hundreds of thousands of narratives about psycho-spiritual experiences, often categorized by the author to aid future study. NORD is an beta prototype of a search index, web crawler, NLP/content analyzer, and online journal for these types of narratives.  Our mission:
    To advance the quantitative science of the collective unconscious by collecting and analyzing first person narrative accounts of non-ordinary reality experiences, such as dreams or meditations, then making them accessible through open data APIs and friendly citizen science tools.
    NORD is written in Javascript using Node.js, React/Redux, Mongodb, Express, and Elasticsearch.  I host it on a network of virtual private servers.