In 1967, an experimental therapeutic clinic opened in San Francisco. Called the “Hippie Drug Ward,” it sought to cure a wayward generation through an immersive multimedia environment. Examining archival records only recently made available, this paper explores the way the moving image—and in particular videotape—created a space in which style, affect, and psyche became commingled.
Televising Psyche: Therapy, Play, and the Seduction of Video
Carmine Grimaldi is a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Chicago and a fellow at Harvard’s Film Study Center. His writings have appeared in the Atlantic and Filmmaker Magazine, and his films have screened widely at festivals in the United States and abroad.
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Carmine Grimaldi; Televising Psyche: Therapy, Play, and the Seduction of Video. Representations 1 August 2017; 139 (1): 95–117. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/rep.2017.139.1.95
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