I suppose Keith Barry's magic show was entertaining, though far from exceptional. But TED audiences expect more for their money than to be simply entertained. They are expecting to learn something. What were they supposed to learn from Barry's performance?
I sat down with Brushwood to discuss his numerous projects -- including his latest, an eBook version of his hit show Scam School, which features a collection of some of his best tricks for getting to do awesome things for free.
These slides show us examples of how and where conjuring has gone fatally awry, and why. With equal appreciation, we honor and immortalize the heroes, casualties and dunces who have lost their lives in pursuit of magic.
The Magic Castle requires that you know a magician member to grace the entrance. But here's a secret I will reveal: if you send them an email, there's a good chance they'll email you back a golden ticket.