Forthcoming event ~ May 7th
The Influencing Machine with author, historian, and curator Mike Jay.
Mike Jay will discuss the case of James Tilly Matthews, an “incurable lunatic” confined to Bedlam in 1797. Matthews insisted his mind was being controlled by a machine. He is regarded as the first person to present clear symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia, and the Air Loom was an example of paranoid delusion now known as “the influencing machine”.
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