Physical Deception, Wobbly Interfaces, and Mind Reading Birds

In this hands-on workshop Stuart will teach principles of physical and psychological deception that he has used with, amongst others, architects in Manchester, digital artists in Lima and Madrid and many others in the context of designing pervasive media.

Abstract

In this hands-on workshop Stuart will teach principles of physical and psychological deception that he has used with, amongst others, architects in Manchester, digital artists in Lima and Madrid, film producers in Paris, journalists in Sofia, museum directors in Norwich, Internet entrepreneurs in Kuala Lumpur, video editors in Helsinki, game designers in Dundee, play researchers in Alicante, scriptwriters in Amsterdam, futurologists in Brussels, organisational psychologists in Pennsylvania, educationalists in Wales, Rugby players in Yorkshire, puppeteers in London, storytellers in Bristol, and teenage inventors at the BBC.

Stuart's Bio

Stuart Nolan is a Magician in Residence at Pervasive Media Studio and The University of Bristol Computer Science Department where he develops friendly mind-reading robots (http://www.watershed.co.uk/ished/projects/stuartnolan/). IdeoBird and OuijaBird were recently featured on the BBC Click Christmas Special (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25625304) and The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2014/jan/02/friendly-mind-reading-robot-pet-video).

As a former NESTA Fellow in Applied Magic he is credited with bringing the study of deception out of the lab and into the everyday world. He combines his skills in traditional disciplines of deception with original research into how we are deceived by language and physical gesture. He recently deceived over 700 organisations just to prove a point (http://www.hexinduction.com/speaker/). Stuart spent the summer of 2012 performing in a travelling Boxing Booth throughout the fairs and country shows of the North of England and exhibiting The Strange Thing. He is a co-editor of the Journal of Performance Magic (http://magicresearchgroup.org/journal/).

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