Monday, May 20, 2013

Philippe Petit - From Magic to the World Trade Center

Inspirational TED talk from Philippe Petit. This 20 minute video highlights one of the most inspirational characters of modern times. To quote from TED.. "Even a death-defying magician has to start somewhere. High-wire artist Philippe Petit takes you on an intimate journey from his first card trick at age 6 to his tightrope walk between the Twin Towers."

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Martin Gardner - The Mathemagician

This is a wonderful 45 minute video of Martin Gardner.  He was the father of mathematical magic, devising magic and card tricks based on mathematical principles that, in some instances, he was probably the only one who truly understood the principle.. but nontheless explained in a way that allowed the 'rest' of us to perform the magic flawlessly.. . .