Eight minutes of bullshitting:
Bending the Real. At first I thought.... Bending, is that just another word for magic trick? Then I read his blog:
"A bend can be shared in almost any form and medium. A push-up bra is a bend. A magic trick is a bend. A practical joke is a bend. A forged painting is a bend. Even a puzzle or riddle, shared with people in such a way as to mislead their thinking, is also a bend. Bends can be shared for many reasons. To impress, amuse, control, humiliate, flirt, amaze, connect, and even inspire. It depends on the bender, the situation, and who the bend is being shared with."
So a bend is a deception then?
"A bend is a deception."
Oh, thank you Jay for making that clear to me. But I do have another question.
What is the difference between a magic trick and a bend?
"Bends are only possible thanks to a combination of people’s everyday assumptions, the bender’s understanding of the ‘blind spots’ of most people’s awareness, and a familiarity with techniques and principals designed to explore, exploit and even celebrate these ‘blind spots.’ Shared at the right time and place (and in the right spirit) a bend can be a truly transcendental experience."
So there is no difference then? Well I thought so.