Archive for June, 2009
I just returned from the 13th annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness in Berlin. I presented in a group tutorial called ‘Manipulating Perception: Misdirection, Magic and Consciousness’ with David Edelman from the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, Gustav Kuhn from Durham University, Amory Faber from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, and fellow-magician Thomas Fraps. During the day we had a great time meeting all the neuroscientists, philosophers and psychologists at the conference, and at night we danced in wild German nightclubs. By the end of the 5-day conference, our minds were spinning!
Here we are at Humboldt University: David, Thomas, Amory, Gustav, me
My friend Thomas Fraps, together with the magicians from The Flicking Fingers, organizes a magic festival in Munich every summer. This year was the third time I performed there, and I worked with British comedian Noel Britten who is known for his hilarious walking tours of Bath. Three months a year, he and his wife work with orangutans in Borneo.