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The small coincidences in life: Helder Guimarães’s fascinating magic at TED2014

Helder Guimares. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Helder Guimares. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Magician Helder Guimarães starts his performance at TED2014 by telling the crowd Sturgeon’s law: “90% of everything is crap.” Still, he says, “Sturgeon may be correct, but he doesn’t have to be correct forever.” And that is a philosophy he brings to his very narrative magic — wowing the crowd with card tricks that tell a story, and illusions that remind one to “search for the small coincidences in life.” Because what is magic but a series of wonderful coincidences?