Psychic Experiments for IEEE Spectrum

Last year, with the reboot of X-Files, Adam and Robin watched all 10 seasons…start to finish…in a row…movies included. It took 10 months. We had both watched seasons 1-9 in college but wanted to rewatch them chronologically and together before we started season 10. We know there are dozens of amazing TV series to watch, but for us, X-Files has our heart.

Randi Klett knows our sci-fi love and and said she thought of us immediately for an IEEE Spectrum story about Cold War research into the paranormal. It’s so bazaar to read about real experiments of astral projection, mind control, telekinesis and bunny torture carried out by the Russian and America during this time.

The silver lining to all of strange experiments, however, is the technology that emerged which became the foundation for todays brain computer interfaces.

Beside the subject matter, Randi also pushed us to create photos that are not our typical style, but felt like grainy silver prints from the time when these experiments were taking place. We could not be more happy with the results.