A big thank you goes out to everyone who attended my Research Seminar on Performing Séance it was great to be able to talk through and discuss the material. As a result, over the next few weeks, I’ll be starting to shape the next phase of the research. It’s great to be moving on.
To compliment the seminar I ran a special edition of Magic Lab all about the freaky and spooky. A slight detour from the main project, but that’s OK as it’s Halloween! We looked at the fine art of needle swallowing, hammering six-inch nails in our heads and sticking large pointy things into (and out of) our skin). We moved on to the more gentle art of the ideomotor response, and looked more generally at framing magic(k) in a more darker tradition.
Our next Research Seminar is the excellent Ashton Carter presenting on Immersive Horror Events: Immersion and Bizarre Magic on a Large Scale. You don’t want to miss that!