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Magic Nothing Up My Sleeve: A Scientific Look At Magic Audio Lecture

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NOTHING UP MY SLEEVE

A Scientific Look At Magic, Prestidigitation, & Misdirection

Summary

Magic, legerdemain, prestidigitation. Card tricks, pickpockets, stunts, scams and fraud. All these have MISDIRECTION in common. We love being fooled when it's harmless, but not when it's at our expense.

You'll learn the actual science behind being fooled and what to do about it. Most misdirection, magic, legerdemain, and prestidigitation tricks are scientifically plausible and achievable by anyone, including you, at home. The information presented here is based on sound scientific principles and doesn't violate any laws of physics. We dissect famous feats to reveal precisely why they work and what's required to replicate them. Tricks succeed through a unique combination of certain skills, features and apparatus. After listening, you'll be better able to protect yourself and also know what's required to perform these tricks for audiences, family and friends. The lecture is presented in clear English at a moderate pace, in an informal class setting with active live audience participation.

Debra Spencer lectures with guest instructor Monty Wells, science instructor at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Newton Wellesley High School, where Monty has taught Advanced Placement Chemistry without a lab. If that isn't magic, nothing is.

A FOOL'S PARADISE, or pair of dice, as the case may be.

  • Have you ever wondered How Do They Do That?
  • Have you ever had something vanish right before your very eyes?
  • Have you ever lost something only to discover it later, right where you put it yourself?
  • Do you love Magic, Magicians, Card Tricks, and the Performing Arts?
  • Do you want to know the secrets behind famous Magician tricks?
  • Here are ANSWERS.
  • Here are descriptions of the actual science behind deliberate misdirection, legerdemain, and fool the eye prestidigitation, the metaphysical details of magic.

We explain:

  • Why many Magician Tricks Of The Trade are scientifically plausible and achievable.
  • We dissect famous historical magic feats to uncover what's required to replicate them.
  • We explain why these feats require specific features and apparatus to succeed.
  • We tell you precisely what specific features and apparatus you need to TRY THIS AT HOME.
  • We include instructions for home experimentation.

We detail the genuine scientific basis behind:

  • Apparently superhuman abilities.
  • Historical feats of legerdemain, prestidigitation and mnemonics.
  • Famous magic tricks, scams, stunts, and frauds.
  • Genuine and apparent miracles.

Our guest lecturer is Monty Wells, Massachusetts science instructor at MIT and Newton Wellesley High School:

  • Our guest lecturer is Monty Wells, science instructor at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Newton Wellesley High School.
  • Monty has taught Advanced Placement Chemistry without a lab, and if that isn't Magic, nothing is.

Duration and Class Format:

  • Approximately 90 minutes, recorded live during one of our classes.
  • This is in an informal lecture setting format with active live audience participation.
  • The information is based on sound scientific principles.
  • The information is presented in clear English at a moderate pace.

 

ISBN 978-1-941795-19-4 Downloadable audio file MP3 format

ISBN 978-1-941795-18-7 CD-Audio

ISBN 978-1-941795-17-0 Audio cassette

 


 

 

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COMMON QUESTIONS

  • Question: You're a professional Art & Antiques business. How can you also be professional publishers, physicists, chemists, astronomers, theatre producers, musicians, and stage magicians? And what's the difference between a professional and an amateur anyway?
  • Short Answer #1: We're a group of professionals; we're not just one person. A professional gets paid for what they do; they make their living doing whatever they do. Amateurs don't make their living at what they do; they may occasionally get paid, or they may never get paid, but it's not their primary source of income.
  • Short Answer #2: You can't do Science very well without Art, and you can't do Art at all without Science. Think about it.

 

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  • Our lectures have been listened to by thousands of our students world wide. We’ve been in the educational and self-help business since 1979 and listed as resources for the seminal annual book What Color IsYour Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles.
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  • We have a lot of fun investigating and understanding life better, and we hope you'll join us. Thanks for visiting! Merci de votre visite.

 



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