James Eagen Holmes Shown In Science Camp Video When He Was 18, Discussing ‘Temporal Illusions. A 6-year-old video shows Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes as a thin teenager wearing an over-sized shirt and occasionally breaking into a slight, shy smile.

ABC News aired the video Sunday showing Holmes speaking at a science camp at Miramar College in San Diego when he was 18.

His presentation is on “temporal illusion,” which he defines as “an illusion that allows you to change the past.”

He says he studies subjective experience, calling it “what takes place inside the mind, as opposed to the external world.”

A woman who introduces Holmes says he wants to become a researcher and make scientific discoveries.