The Magic of Being Different

“There is depth to his performance, which makes the viewer reflect upon themselves and life – more than trying to figure out how a trick works. Brett Loudermilk and Rob Zabrecky are giving new life to the oldest arts in the world by living the magic of being different without tricking the audience.”

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BOX by Bot & Dolly

Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping onto moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera.

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The Last Greatest Magician

Jim Steinmeyer’s latest book uncovers the life of America’s last greatest magician, Howard Thurston.

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How Does the Brain Work?

Recently on NOVA scienceNOW, host Neil DeGrasse Tyson traveled to Las Vegas to meet with leading magicians and neuroscientists to discuss why our brain allows us to be fooled by magic.

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Sleights of Mind

Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, the founders of the exciting new discipline of neuromagic, have convinced some of the world’s greatest magicians to allow scientists to study their techniques for tricking the brain.

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Playing Card Mosaic

David Alvarez of Leavenworth, Washington, is possibly the first to use playing cards for a mosaic portrait.

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The Illusionist

From the director of The Triplets of Belleville comes a new animated film, The Illusionist.

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The Power of Storytelling

Veteran storyteller Jay O’Callahan illustrates how stories tap into our imagination, engage those around us, and inspire amazing achievements. Stories, he argues, are what make us alive.

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What is Innovation?

Committed to advancing the culture of innovation, OnInnovation captures the inspiring oral histories of today’s leading visionaries through insightful interviews.

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The Skull by Richard Wiseman

Richard Wiseman reveals the secret to a new illusion, The Skull. But first, try to figure out how he vanishes it right before your eyes with no camera trickery whatsoever.

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Glenn Kaino Interview

Glenn Kaino discusses his work for Creative Time called, “Honor Among Thieves”, featuring the magician Ryan Majestic, for Performa 09.

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INK by Virtuoso

In this spectacular video, The Virts showcase their revolutionary playing card flourishes with style, flair and attitude.

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Robert Lang TED Talk

Robert Lang talks about the laws of origami and how he’s revolutionized the art through computer-aided design.

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Levitating Water

Al Seckel’s levitating water machine incorporates a stream of downward flowing water with strobe lights to achieve the illusion of levitating water droplets.

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Lennart Green TED Talk

Lennart Green demonstrates chaos at the card table and proves the impossible possible through “logic and a sense of humor”.

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When Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary

Artist Pascal Anson plays the role of a magician by modifying an ordinary and mundane chair into an extraordinary sculpture that “alters our understanding of time and changes our experience of space.”

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Between the Folds

One of the most inspiring documentaries I’ve seen in a long time is a beautiful film about the art and science of origami.

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Mahdi Gilbert amazes us all

Mahdi Gilbert is a young magician from Toronto and a rising star in the world of magic. As the highlight of Magic-Con 2010, he wowed us all with his skill.

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Win a FREE trip to Magic-Con 2010

From our sponsor Theory11, comes their largest Saturday Night Contest prize ever posted – an all expense paid trip to Magic-Con 2010.

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The 2010 Guest of Honor is…

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2010 Special Guest of Honor Testimonial by Bill Kalush

Bill Kalush is the founder of The Conjuring Arts Research Center and author of The Secret Life of Houdini. He is one of the most respected historians of the art and perhaps the greatest sleight of hand artist today. This is his testimonial for Magic-Con 2010′s Special Guest of Honor.

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