Steve Bagienski

Wizard of Science

aka Research Lead, Abracademy Labs

A man of many talents - magician, scientist and positive psychologist. Steve is currently a doctoral researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London. He's investigating the social and emotional experiences of watching, and learning to perform, magic. Steve's work has been presented at international conferences, such as the Science of Magic Association event. And he's received multiple awards, including the Magicana Edwin A. Dawes scholarship and the Richard Benjamin Foundation doctoral studentship for his research with Abracademy.

Magic and science

As a magician, Steve has performed in many different venues, from corporate to social! His passion is combining the science of positive psychology with the performance art of magic. He aims to develop evidence-based techniques that enable practitioners, magicians, clients and audiences to live meaningful, fulfilled lives.

Steve's Superpowers

  • A growth mindset
  • Forgiveness
  • Self-regulation
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