Stuart Nolan is an artist, performer, and creative technologist who combines traditional disciplines of deception with innovative and questionable technology.

His recent work uses public workshops that explore the science of mindreading to create collaborative performances.

His gallery show, Season of Sleeps, premiered at the 2015 Venice Biennale.

His mindreading devices IdeoBird and OuijaBird, developed as Magician in Residence at Pervasive Media Studio, have performed internationally and have been featured in the BBC Click Christmas Special, The Guardian, and US Wired’s Connectivity 2.0.

Stuart is currently writing The Trick: How Magicians Invented Invention, a history of theatrical magic and technology innovation, and co-writing The Magical: 100 Principles of Design, a book for all creators concerned with the magical, the impossible, the mysterious, the illusory, and the deceptive.