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Stuart Nolan

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Stuart Nolan

Lancaster University

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Lancaster

Research overview

I'm currently researching the cultural history of mindreading. I'm interested in how the rhetorics surrounding contemporary and emerging developments in mindreading neurotechnology are framed by both histories of theatrical and fictional mindreading and by debates in philosophy of mind and neurocultures.

Since 1993 I’ve researched the application of techniques from performance magic to other fields including design, healthcare, sport science, and technology innovation. I’m particularly interested in how magicians have been involved in the development of fields such as film, robotics, computing, and psychology.

My practice combines traditional disciplines of deception with innovative and questionable technology.I'm currently researching the cultural history of mindreading. I'm interested in how the rhetorics surrounding contemporary and emerging developments in mindreading neurotechnology are framed by both histories of theatrical and fictional mindreading and by debates in philosophy of mind and neurocultures.

My practice combines traditional disciplines of deception with innovative and questionable technology.  

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