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July 18, 2013 7:09 PM   Subscribe

How Kiyoshi Izumi Built the Psych Ward of the Future by Dropping Acid.
posted by homunculus (5 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
For historical background, I highly recommend an illustrated essay on the Ptak Science Books website, Architecture of Insanity.
posted by charlie don't surf at 7:40 PM on July 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Phantasms crept out of slim gaps between mirrored tiles that lined the hallways, now the hyper-reflective, mocking sheen of a personal Hell that collapsed in on itself the longer Izumi fought, futilely, to look away.

Look, if you know a *better* way to tile your hallways, just say so.
posted by uosuaq at 8:31 PM on July 18, 2013 [5 favorites]


Great, interesting piece. Mr. Izumi sounds like a real humanist who really considered the mentally ill to be people worthy of respect and dignity, and understood deeply how the space they reside in affects that. I love hearing about people doing work like this.
posted by dubitable at 1:23 AM on July 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


2nding what dubitable said. Thanks !
posted by nicolin at 2:11 AM on July 19, 2013


And now for something completely different: Here Is a Jaguar Tripping on Yage, the Ayahuasca Vine
posted by homunculus at 6:38 PM on July 20, 2013


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