Stuart Nolan

Stuart Nolan

Stuart Nolan is a Research Magician with a background in cell biology, interactive media, experience design, programming, technology development, academic research, and playful & performative facilitation. He works with traditional sleight-of-hand conjuring, psychological illusion, memory feats, performance poetry, sideshow tradition, storytelling, and bespoke technology. 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 by combining traditional disciplines of deception with original research into how we are deceived by language and physical gesture.

In 2013, Stuart was a Magician in Residence at Pervasive Media Studio and The University of Bristol Computer Science Department where he developed the friendly mindreading technologies IdeoBird and OuijaBird.