From Concordia University News:
“… Joseph Culpepper moved to Montreal in 2014 after completing his PhD at the University of Toronto. His dissertation in comparative literature focused on how magic effects are adapted across various storytelling media — like the difference between experiencing magic while reading a book, watching a screen and attending a live performance. When he arrived, Culpepper was looking for a way to continue his work in experimental magic.
He found that opportunity at the NCS’s Center for Circus Arts Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer (CRITAC), where he became an associate researcher and teacher. The opportunity permits him to innovate and experiment with Patrice Aubertin, the SSHRC Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Circus Arts…” More info