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Transcript of MAGIC
Magic seemingly happens too fast for the brain to process so the trick seems magical. Society in general feels the need to believe in fantasy, magical beings, and supernatural powers. The Ellusionist, a professional group of youtube magicians. Bibliography:
http://magic.about.com/od/glossaryofmagicterms/g/magic.htm So, why do we believe in MAGIC? "While 'magic' has lots of meanings to different people, for our purposes here at Magic.about.com, 'magic' refers to the art of illusion or the process of making something appear to be happening that actually isn't" (Kawamoto). Magic is...
breaking the norm
doing something out of the ordinary
something that requires outside unnatural forces UBC did a study of card magic and these were the 5 factors that they measured:
Visual accessibility As a result, people are more likely to choose...
hearts and spades
aces, 2's, and 3's Is there a societal need for magic? Examples:
The Easter Bunny
Witches and Wizards
Superheroes Magic is a social construct that inspires creativity in children and presents the need for questioning things. I believe in fairies! http://ancientthoughts.com/magic/theory.htm