Timothy Leary’s 1985 software Mind Mirror


Here is bOING bOING patron saint Dr. Timothy Leary explaining Mind Mirror, the software he created in 1985 with Bob Dietz and Peter Van den Beemt. Published by Electronic Arts, Mind Mirror was a pop psychology role playing game where you could "try on" different personalities. The program was based on Tim's Harvard PhD thesis, "Interpersonal Diagnosis of Personality." You can download the software for free from various places and run it using a DOS emulator, or check out the "Mind Mirror Profiler" variation for Facebook.


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