One Thousand Mindreaders was a year-long collaborative artwork during which the artist Stuart Nolan trained one thousand new mindreaders.
One Thousand Mindreaders appeared in the UK, Sweden, Slovenia, Denmark, and the USA.
The sessions involved a host of great people from all walks of life, including game designers, filmmakers architects, festival-goers, dancers, healthcare professionals, psychologists, artists, actors, neuropsychologists, athletes, musicians, neurotech developers, and designers.
One Thousand Mindreaders is deeply indebted to the wonderful support of the following lovely organisations: IGLAB, Watershed Bristol, We The Curious, NHS R&D NW, Oriel Davies Gallery, Hyper Island, W.I. Huddersfield, Pervasive Media Studio, ZU-UK, University of Sussex, Sci Foo, Google X, Noisebridge, The Architectural Association, Dursley Library, Sensorium Bratislava, The Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Lighthouse Brighton, HOME Manchester, Bath Spa University Empathy Research Group, Lancaster University, Green Man Festival, Digital Science, The University of Huddersfield Magic Research Group, Stranger Collective, Liverpool John Moores University, The University of Southampton, and Storythings.
The Trainee Mindreaders learned the skill of muscle reading, sensing the small subconscious movements of another person’s hands. This enabled them to recreate drawings that another person is merely thinking of. They also learned how to find objects that another person has hidden in a room or building.