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Technology and Magic – Call for Papers

Call for Papers  The Journal of Performance Magic: Technology and Magic Issue  “Kurzweil holds that all technologies increase in performance exponentially – as computers have in the past 50 years. If so, then we will soon see technology and magic become more or less indistinguishable, and the future become so strange it is impossible to write about from this side of the event horizon.” Mark … Continue reading Technology and Magic – Call for Papers

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* Postponed* The Magic Menagerie – Todd Landman

Postponed  – The Magic Menagerie – Todd Landman …truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion…’ -Tennessee Williams Harking back to his youth growing up in Hemlock Hollow, Pennsylvania, Dr Todd Landman explores the notion of re-enchantment through the medium of magic and mind reading. His early days were spent as a young magician exploring the virtues of the Hollow while practising and honing his skills … Continue reading * Postponed* The Magic Menagerie – Todd Landman

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The Journal of Performance Magic – Issue Two

We are very pleased to announce the release of the latest issue of The Journal of Performance Magic! Table of Contents; Taylor, Nik and Nolan, Stuart Letter from the Editors. p. 1. Kelly, Lynne Feminine Magic. pp. 2-7. Bruns, Laura C. and Zompetti, Joseph P. The Rhetorical Goddess: A Feminist Perspective on Women in Magic. pp. 8-39. Williams, Grace Alexandra Vanishing in Plain Sight. pp. … Continue reading The Journal of Performance Magic – Issue Two

Call for Papers – Journal of Performance Magic

Call for Papers – Journal of Performance Magic – Second Issue – Autumn  2014 The Journal of Performance Magic is a new bi-annual, peer-reviewed online publication from The University of Huddersfield Press.  (ISSN 2051-6037) The Journal will focus on a multidisciplinary and contemporary approach to the field of Performance Magic; covering its influence, legacy and future on wider performing arts practice and other diverse academic … Continue reading Call for Papers – Journal of Performance Magic

Ideomotor Responses, Uncommon Coding, Wobbly Interfaces, and Mind Reading Birds.

Saturday 5th April – 10.00-4.00 Ideomotor Responses, Uncommon Coding, Wobbly Interfaces, and Mind Reading Birds From early Roman divination, Victorian spirit theatre and dowsing to mindreading, Ouija boards and the sexing of chickens, the Ideomotor Response has played an important role in ritual and performance. Current cognitive science is now revealing the fundamental role Ideomotor Responses play in learning, communication, and physical development. This day-long … Continue reading Ideomotor Responses, Uncommon Coding, Wobbly Interfaces, and Mind Reading Birds.

Applied Magic – Day Workshop

Applied Magic: Day Workshop Performance Magic Research Group The University of Huddersfield Department of Drama Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH Saturday 8th June – 10.00-4.00 Over the past decade there has been a renewed interest in the academic study of performance magic. A large part of this interest is in how magic can be used to study other fields including psychology, neuroscience, and the physiology of vision. … Continue reading Applied Magic – Day Workshop