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Posted on Thu 26 May 2016


Lincoln Green

Took IdeoBird v 0.5 to Lincoln University to show as part of a two-hour lecture on Magic and Experience Design. Did some Ideomotor experiments with the audience then IdeoBird read the mind of a new handler.What is interesting…

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Rosie Cooke

Rosie Cooke

Rosie was the Pervasive Media Studio Assistant between 2015-2017.

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Magician in Residence: Stuart Nolan

Meet Stuart Nolan's new pet the IdeoBird, a magical, mindreading creature. Held gently in your palm, the IdeoBird can sense the small subconscious movements of your hand and arms and so divine your secrets.

Took IdeoBird v 0.5 to Lincoln University to show as part of a two-hour lecture on Magic and Experience Design. Did some Ideomotor experiments with the audience then IdeoBird read the mind of a new handler.

What is interesting is that the handler felt the IdeoBird get heavier when held of the chosen object. I hadn't suggested that this would happen. The handler decided herself that the weight would change.

I want to do some experiments combining sensory suggestion with Ideomotor response as I think there may be a lot to learn here.


Project blog by Rosie Cooke

Posted on Thu 26 May 2016

My Ideobird research is generating ideas for other magic effects. I’m going to occasionally describe some of these without describing the method I’m exploring. The question is, how would you devise a method for the…