Lucy Pringle, Barbury Castle
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Sullivan Galleries 33 S. State St., 7th Floor

Crop Circles: Windows of Perception

For hundreds of years, large geometric designs have appeared in the fields of Southern England. Some crop circles emit an energy that has permanently or temporarily disabled varied electrical equipment such as cameras and computers. Dowsers, using pendulums and dowsing rods, record dramatic shifts of the energy lines in crop circles and mathematicians are confounded by some of their geometric constructions. Lucy Pringle will share her findings and also discuss her scientific research into the temporary relief of Parkinson’s disease.

Lucy Pringle is a founding member of the Centre for Crop Circle Studies and is an international authority on the subject and the pioneer researcher into the effects of electromagnetic fields on living systems. Her research is currently focusing on the temporary relief of Parkinson’s disease. She is also an aerial photographer and has exhibited at The Independent Photographer’s Gallery in Battle, Sussex and Denbighshire County Council has also hosted a traveling exhibition of her work. The BBC has produced a program on her research, which was shown on Inside Out. She has lectured world wide and contributes to magazines including Kindred Spirit, The Cerealogist, Caduceus, The Circular, The P.S.I. Researcher, A Quest for Knowledge, and the Journal of The British Society of Dowsers. She is the author of three books: Crop Circles: The Greatest Mystery of Modern Times (1999); Crop Circles (2004); Crop Circles, Art in the Landscape (2007). She has also published a book of cartoons, Paranormal Pranks, drawn by Peter Eade. She is a member of The British Society of Dowsers and a Founder Member and Chairman of UNEX (Unexplained Phenomena Research Society). She lives in Hampshire and studied in England, France, and Switzerland.

This lecture is part of the Taboo Subjects series organized by Ben Nicholson, Associate Professor in SAIC’s Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO), and is part of the William Bronson and Grayce Slovet Mitchell Lecture Series.

Taboo Subjects considers how every discipline has its own kind of discursive no-go zone. Architecture, landscape, and design, with the related fields of system and infrastructure design, has taboo subjects of conversation and practice, that it has not yet found the language to mull over constructively.


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