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Damion Searls with Maria Konnikova
Fort Greene store:
Tuesday, February 21, 7:30 PM
Damion Searls presents The Inkblots
In conversation with Maria Konnikova
When we think of the most influential interpreters of the human psyche, Hermann Rorschach may not be among the first that comes to mind. With The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing, distinguished translator and essayist Damion Searls sets out to change that. In this first-ever biography of both the Rorschach test, or inkblot test, and the man who created it, Searls documents Rorschach’s groundbreaking contributions to modern psychology as well as the surprising — and deeply enduring — afterlife of his work, as the inkblots spread out of the clinic and into our cultural imagination. Searls is joined by psychology and culture writer Maria Konnikova for a conversation about the twentieth century’s most visionary synthesis of art and science.