Nice Deception


Dry Pastels on paper art created by Elijah K. (Aug '12)

Dry Pastels on paper art created by Elijah K. (Aug ’12)

Created by Elijah K. (Aug ’12)

“Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that we live, if we do” ~ Elizabeth Bowen

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“Art is a deception that creates real emotions —

a lie that creates a truth. And when you give yourself over to that deception, it becomes magic.” Using three iPods like magical props, Marco Tempest spins a clever, surprisingly heartfelt meditation on truth and lies, art and emotion. A magician and illusionist for the 21st century, Marco Tempest blends cutting-edge technology with the flair and showmanship of Houdini…

Philosopher Dan Dennett makes a compelling argument that not only don’t we understand our own consciousness, but that half the time our brains are actively fooling us. Philosopher and scientist Dan Dennett argues that human consciousness and free will are the result of physical processes and are not what we traditionally think they are…

Al Seckel, a cognitive neuroscientist, explores the perceptual illusions that fool our brains. Loads of eye tricks help him prove that not only are we easily fooled, we kind of like it…

“The tricks of magic follow the archetypes of narrative fiction — there are tales of creation and loss, death and resurrection, and obstacles that must be overcome.” Marco Tempest spins a beautiful story of what magic is, how it entertains us and how it highlights our humanity — all while working extraordinary illusions with his hands and an augmented reality machine…

What is an Illusion?‘ by JR. Block

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