The work of THE CAPTURED THOUGHT features in this month’s MAGICSEEN magazine. One of the world’s foremost MAGIC magazines.

Below is a taster of the article featuring The Captured Thought, and showcasing  ‘The Moustachio Quartet~ Count Zapik’. This book and two others in the series are now available directly from WINDontheWIRE Publishing and from Amazon.
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Private Passions 20th Anniversary Celebrations.

‘The Captured Thought’ had a wonderful time at the BBC3 Private Passions celebrations held at the Royal College of Surgeons last week. Lots of opportunity to meet past guests from the programme. Lord Berkley of Knighton was interviewed by the BBC3 Controller. Alan Davies. See below.

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Donald A. Dewsbury, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Florida

Don Dewsbury, (below), Professor Emeritus of Psychology at  the University of Florida, is also an avid documentary photographer of Scientists~ he has published  a series of notable books on the the theme including Portraits of Pioneers in Psychology. During our recent stay he photographed Prof. Nicky Clayton. We enjoyed talking to him and his wife.

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What’s in a ‘Captured Thought’ Lecture?

We have received much feedback from our recent lecture series. The work centres on an exploration of memory and our ability as a species to travel forward and backwards mentally in time~ giving rise to questions that raise an awareness of other features directly relevant to cognition, in its wider sense. The underlying principles and ideas inherent in psychology, neuroscience, the arts~ including dance and literature~ drive our inquiry.

The Captured Thought as a process is an arts/science collaboration. During our time at Florida University a surprising number of people commented on our ability to draw audiences from a wide cross section of faculties. The nature of a true collaboration should indeed allow for this. Furthermore, a number of delegates commented, as if surprised, to say something along the lines of.

‘Normally I go to a lecture to find out what the lecturers think. Attending your lectures has left me wondering what it is, and how it is, that I think. I will be musing on the events and ideas you describe for days, maybe months to come!’

Another comment, which made us laugh, was…

‘You kept me awake right to the every end of your presentation, that’s an increasingly hard think for anyone to do these days.’

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The Captured Thought at Florida University


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Floridean Personalities

A brief list of many~ but not all~ of the dignitaries we met met during our week in Florida University.

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Nicky Clayton~ Clive Wilkins~ Bob Holt, Professor of Ecology and Evolution, University of Florida- and organiser of The Captured Thoughts visit to Florida University.

Nicky Clayton Clive WilkinsDarragh Devine, Professor of Psychology~ Nita Little, Professor of Dance~ Bob and Lynne Holt~ Clive Wilkins.

Nicky Clayton Clive WilkinsKerry Oliver-Smith, Curator of the Harn Museum~ Clive Wilkins and Bob Holt.

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Kerry Oliver-Smith of the Harn Museum, University of Florida, Gainsville.


Nicky Clayton Clive WilkinsJill Sonke who works in the University Hospital on the Dance for Life programme is instrumental in coordinating the visual arts displays throughout the the facility.

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Amy Freeman, Professor in the Faculty of Painting and Drawing University of Florida with Clive after ‘The Artist’s Life’ lecture.

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The Harn Museum lecture in full swing on the last day.

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Bob Holt was chair for the after lecture discussion which took place after the Harn Museum presentation.

Joan Frosch

Joan Frosch, Professor in the Department of Theatre & Dance, and Co-Director of the Center for World Arts spoke eloquently about the key points contained in the lecture and elaborated on specific issues of particular interest.

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Nita Little gave a glowing response in her address and discussed the tenets of dance contact improvisation.

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A lively debate took place after the Harn Museum lecture. Andrea Pham, Associate Professor of Vietnamese Language and Linguistics, who also earlier gave a fascinating response to the lecture, responds to an interesting question from the floor.

IMG_5308Eric Segal of the Harn Museum Education Dept. and Steve Littler, DJ and Tangero from Gainsville Tango group set up for the milonga which followed the Harn Museum lecture.

The major artwork on the museum wall in the background is by, the much feted artist, Frank Stella. What a venue for a milonga!

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Nicky Clayton Clive WilkinsArticle taken from ‘The Alligator’ newspaper written by Melissa Gomez.

~with special thanks to many others~ we were unfortunately not quick enough to get all the photographs we might like to display.

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The CAPTURED THOUGHT Florida Lecture Series

We are just back from a ten day lecture excursion to Florida University.

As well as delivering our lectures, meeting notable academics and impressive students we had time to take in the locality.

Here’s a flavour of the week and the amazing weather.

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