Picture 15

'astral cat', by David Starr Jordan, PhD, LLD, (1851–1931),
in 1891 the president of Stanford University and a highly distinguished ichthyologist for whom more than two dozen species of fish were named, including Jordan’s snapper, Jordan’s damsel, Jordan’s tuskfish, and the Yellow Irish Lord (Hemilepidotus jord­ani)

Nicola Tesla writes in 1893 on a Thought Projector which would capture a moment in the mind on a film substrate:
“I became convinced that a definite image formed in thought must by reflex action produce a corresponding image on the retina, which might be read by a suitable apparatus."

article on psychic photography here.

the ever-renewing allure of knowing by looking

what a real thought projector would capture:
that first layer of vision, ruptured by
words, half-remembered faces, interjections,
layers of other remembered scenes.
fog for scent and taste, lightning for fear, adrenaline.
and what about him. and what about him.
and what about
meaningless to any but

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