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?
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Magician and cruciverbalist David Kwong is one excited nerd. On stage at the end of an intense morning at TED2014 he pulls a random attendee on stage and asks her to color in five animals with different colors as he has his back turned. Kwong then predicts the right combination of colors and animals correctly, […]
Humans, ever-meaning-making creatures, will never cease to wonder: Why are things the way they are? Why do I think the way I do? And what does it all mean? Welcome to Session 7 of TED2014, in which speakers will ask big questions about how we — and the world — work. Here are the speakers […]