Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen

Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen is a professor of comparative literature and French at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the author of many works on the history of philosophy of psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and hypnosis.

  • How Freud Canonized Himself

    The censorship of Freud's correspondences, sequestering of documents and reminiscences in sealed boxed, and more was a systemic and concerted enterprise to consolidate the legend.

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Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

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Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

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An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Watch the world become a cartoonishly small playground

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The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

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The Rise of the Cat Tattoo

How a Brooklyn tattoo artist popularized the "cattoo"

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