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David Kwong – Magic Crosswords (TED)

In this TED talk, David Kwong talks about the intersection between crosswords and illusions. The trick he pulls off at the end is rather neat, and the build up seems obvious once you know it, but first time watching, it’s very … Continue reading

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Tesla Model S

The Oatmeal has created a brilliant comic for a magical space car – the Tesla Model S, from Tesla Motors. Read the comic, and marvel at how impressive the Model S is. If you don’t actually believe what is written, why … Continue reading

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Leon Vanstone – Science Is Not Magic

“Winner of FameLab, PhD Hypersonics Leon is a rocket scientist; he researches how air flows over things at several kilometres a second. This really only applies to rockets, re-entry vehicles, a few missiles and a plane or two. Missiles aren’t … Continue reading

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Hallucinations & Magic For Dogs

Two random videos today, which made me smile and made me trip out. Both are cool. The one above is magic for dogs. “Do dogs react to magic? Watch as magician & mentalist Jose Ahonen vanished some dog treats under … Continue reading

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Zach King’s ‘Magic’ Vine Compilation

Being able to make something entertaining in 6 seconds can be a challenge, but Zach King makes it look easy. Above is a fantastic compilation of his Vine videos. He uses excellent editing to perform some great magic tricks, and … Continue reading

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Bill Malone Presents “Sam The Bellhop”

“Sam the Bellhop” is a wonderful magic trick performed by Bill Malone. It’s fairly understandable how he does it (pre-arranged deck, fake cuts, possibly planted actors helping), but the ease with which he does it, and the tale he weaves … Continue reading

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Box

“Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping on moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera.  Bot & Dolly produced this work to serve as both an artistic statement and technical … Continue reading

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Water Spirals

What do you think of when you see this video: Magic?  Witchcraft?  Trickery? Science?  If you answered 1 or 2, I’m sorry, that’s the wrong answer. If you answered 4, with a little bit of 3 thrown in there, huzzah, … Continue reading

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Yann Frisch Magic

This sleight of hand routine by Yann Frisch is incredible. The way he seems to make objects appear and disappear on a whim is, for want of a better word, magic. I can sort of see what he’s doing, but … Continue reading

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How Magicians Manipulate The Human Mind

In a Smithsonian magazine article, Teller, of Penn & Teller fame, reveals a few secrets to his magic, and compares it to neuroscience. “I have my doubts. Neuroscientists are novices at deception. Magicians have done controlled testing in human perception for … Continue reading

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