Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Talk about EMC
The conference has been hyped for months now, so if you don't know what it is all about, go screw yourself aka read iTricks or The Magic Newswire. They've been drooling over this for a while now.
Here it is anyways:
So what will I be expecting... Nothing essential I guess. I am not growing fond of this weird trend in magic to link it to psychology and science. To have psychologist study magic in order to understand how humans perceive things. And it seems like we magicians are helping this. There is nothing wrong with scientists trying to understand psychology, but I do have a hard time believing that magic should be scrutinized that way.
It is true that magicians have a more intuitive knowledge of the human perception. We may not know why a certain combination of methods fool most of the people, but we simply know. And that is enough in order to do magic.
Don't support science, unless they are doing something for us! (Money or Bookings)
What else does the EMC promise? I guess it will be a lot of good magicians pimping themselves and discussing magic theory.... - that is what magic books are for.
I don't expect too much, but I will look into it.
I am making a prediction here: There will be a Top Change discussion.
PS. If I were you I would not watch. Wait, until the first rips of the DVD are out and real reviews of this event are out.
complaints go to Roland Henning