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! 🙂

# Monthly Archives: February 2015

# Traveling coin, French Drop 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.

# Practice, Practice, Practice

# Isa & Carol: Coin Trick

# Kyrie Caldwell: MAS.S66 Magic Trick Practice

I explain what is going on in the annotations on the video, so please make sure you can see those. Thanks for watching!

# Math & Magic: Week 1 Trick

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.

Best,

Kenny Friedman

# 3D projection tracking on Pop Up Book

Setup and motivation is here “behind the scenes”:

# Practicing Illusion 4

# The Magic Google

William Kalush is a lifelong student of sleight of hand, magic and its histories. He is the founder and Executive Director of Conjuring Arts Research Center in New York City, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of magic and its allied arts.

Visit his Ask Alexander magic search engine here:

# HenGenTou (Deformation Lamps): A magical lighting system to produce illusory movements in static photos and paintings

Adding movement to static images through projection mapping. Wicked and magical research from Hiroo Unoura