Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Winner Eric Mead

It is April. In celebration of this blogs three year existence, the whole month will be winner time. Only the coolest and best members of our elite circle of nerds will be featured.

Today: Eric Mead

It maybe that I completely miss the point here. But I think that Eric Mead had a perfect act when it comes to performing for scientists.

Basically he is brain fucking them into believing they see a lecture, when in reality they not only not learn anything, but he also misdirects them from the real solution. And all under the great contextual veil of bringing mystery back. Awesome! Watch the act and you will see what I'm talking about.

Eric manages to fill 15 minutes of time with 3Fly and and Invisible deck. He makes people think that the two phenomenons he describes prior have something to do with the effect. In fact he claims that the explanation of the phenomenon is the solution to the actual magic effects. What a load of bull crap right into the scientists faces. Great. Really great. The simple fact that he hides his trickery with the veil of science. Neuroscience! That seems to be an overshadowing theme that is going on. His other act is mainly mentalism. Of course he doesn't read minds, no he gives them "the convincing the illusion of psychic powers." And even though there is some truth in it, it is not true at all.

Eric Mead seems to live that lie and truly embraces it.


Admin said...

This lacks a lot of punch. There's too much of that calmness in his voice. And it's quite irritating how he laughs proudly every now and then.

Stijn Hommes said...

This is great! Not only is it different, but he understands that not every audience enjoys the same thing. He hit this audience perfectly. I'm actually quite jealous of him. Wish I could do this sort of presentation.

Jerrine Absher said...

Eric has a firm grasp on how it's done.