London – The Wellcome Collection, a free museum that focuses on the overlap between art, medicine and life, has launched an online immersive story as a showcase for the kind of beguiling histories it features.
Mindcraft, a story of madness, murder and mental healing, is told in six parts. The narrative tells the story of how Franz Anton Mesmer’s theory of Mesmerism became a sensation in the 18th century and led, 100 years later, to the birth of hypnotism.
The story is told using a mix of engaging copy, visuals taken from the Wellcome Collection’s archive of historical documents and artefacts, and video, including interviews with experts such as professional hypnotist Christopher Green.
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