Readers who have some familiarity with psychology may be familiar with the Rorschach test.
For those who aren’t, here’s how it works:
The Rorschach test (German pronunciation: [ˈʁoːɐʃax]; also known as the Rorschach inkblot test, the Rorschach technique, or simply the inkblot test) is a psychological test in which subjects’ perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex scientifically derived algorithms, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person’s personality characteristics and emotional functioning. It has been employed to detect an underlying thought disorder, especially in cases where patients are reluctant to describe their thinking processes openly.
Might the subject’s thought disorders be revealed through a medium other than inkblots? Yes; any old scribble will do just as well.
Take the 2012 London Olympics logo. People who suffer from too much sex on the brain will see one thing.
People who have Jews on the brain will see something else entirely.
London Olympics chiefs today defended their logo after Iran claimed it concealed the word “Zion”.They insisted the £400,000 logo -made up of four jagged figures – “represents the year 2012, nothing else” despite claims from the Islamic state that it is racist. Iran has threatened to boycott the London Games unless the logo is changed.