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January 26 - March 27, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Exhibition Talk: Dr. Stephen E. Braude, professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy at UMBC
For several years in the 1960s psychiatrist Dr. Jule Eisenbud, a faculty member at the University of Denver, conducted experiments with Ted Serios, a Chicago man who possessed an apparent ability to place images from his mind onto Polaroid material using psychic energy. Over the course of these experimental sessions Serios produced a vast body of photographs, or "thoughtographs," that continue to baffle researchers and critics to this day.
Drawn from The Jule Eisenbud Collection of Ted Serios and Thoughtographic Photography in UMBC's Photography Collections, the photographic images in this exhibition illustrate Serios's paranormal abilities, reveal themes and unique characteristics of his "thoughtographs," and offer insight into the extensive body of scientific experiments whose results have never been disproven.
Curated by Emily Hauver.