Tom Stone – Stonebound 2011
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Tom is one of magic’s most original thinkers, pushing against boundaries most of us had never thought about before.
Within the pages of Stonebound 2011 you will find:
A discussion on the power of ‘change blindness’ including the extraordinary ‘Cognitive Colour Change’. A sublime colour changing deck routine where nothing actually happens, but the audience is convinced you’ve performed a miracle.
You Are Brilliant
A small piece on the misconceptions on creativity and intelligence.
Slower and Slower does the Trick
The concept of ‘Time Resolution’ is discussed here. How to trick the brain with tempo/speed variants and the examples includes how to make the wonderful optical illusion ‘Rubins Vase’ into a stage illusion. Some things are too slow to be seen!
The Dunning-Kruger effect
Discussing cognitive bias and how it effects us as magicians.
Wonders of a Fragmented Vision
How to study ‘Change Blindness’ that naturally occurs within some already existing routines like ‘Card under Glass’ and ‘Cups and Balls’.
No Script is also a Script
It’s not just what you say…but what you don’t say is just as important. How to avoid deluding yourself.
Vision & Velocity Vectors
John Ramsay and Tony Slydini created the groundwork on how to use the gaze and movements for misdirection. But there are holes in their theories, which are patched up in this chapter. A complete breakdown with in-depth illustrations on how to make movements invisible. Almost a scientific approach to ‘what the audience see’s and doesn’t see’ and the result of many years research.
…also include three videoclips as extras