No idea from psychology has saturated popular culture as thoroughly as Hermann Rorschach’s inkblots. Rorschach designed the ten amorphous, symmetrical inkblots as a means to probe the human mind. He believed that what you see is who you are. He died less than a year after publishing his test, and the inkblots became a kind of sorcerer’s apprentice, influencing the world without his guidance. In a new biography, writer Damion Searls chronicles Rorschach’s life and the influence of his iconic creation.
Damion Searls's writing has appeared in Harper's, The Paris Review, N+1, among many other publications. he has translated more than thirty books, including five Nobel Prize winners. His latest book is called The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing [Independent bookstores|Amazon|Audible].