After getting used to the Traveling Coin I decided to try a new version, that would teleport coins from one hand to the other (would be nice to tell a story about wormholes). It still needs more practice! 🙂
It’s a strange feeling of delight and power that comes from successfully pulling these off…
Inspiration for the last flip on the traveling coin came from a disastrous accident during early practice.
I explain what is going on in the annotations on the video, so please make sure you can see those. Thanks for watching!
Here’s my magic trick in progress. In true week-one fashion, I made a couple mistakes in the performance.
My entire idea is not completely fleshed out yet, but the gist of it is that I am trying to tell a story of the intersection of math and magic. How people who are bad at math think it’s all magic, and how magicians use math to deceive their audience. In it, I want to have cards do some math for us. So far, I have the numbers 26 appear, the age Newton was when he invented calculus… as well as the Fibonacci sequence appear.
The current way I’m revealing the fibonacci sequence takes a ridiculous amount of cards… which leaves very little room for fake-shuffling, so I’ll probably have to figure out a better way to reveal them.
Setup and motivation is here “behind the scenes”:
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Adding movement to static images through projection mapping. Wicked and magical research from Hiroo Unoura