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Studying human nature by picking pockets: A Q&A with Apollo RobbinsStudying human nature by picking pockets: A Q&A with Apollo Robbins

Posted By Alison Prato

If you ever meet Apollo Robbins in person, hold onto your wallet. The professional sleight-of-hand artist, who has been studying magic for more than 25 years, made headlines in 2001 when he pickpocketed Jimmy Carter’s Secret Service detail, taking their badges and even the keys to the motorcade. Since then, he has gained a reputation […]

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The art of misdirection: Apollo Robbins at TEDGlobal 2013The art of misdirection: Apollo Robbins at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

“Do you think it’s possible to control someone’s attention, or even their behavior? To me that would be the perfect superpower,” says Apollo Robbins at TEDGlobal 2013. “I’ve spent the last 20 years studying human behavior in an unconventional way: by picking pockets.” Robbins, whom The New Yorker called a “theatrical pickpocket” in their profile of […]

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TEDsters, get ready to play <em>Brain Games</em>TEDsters, get ready to play Brain Games

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Your brain is three and a half pounds of tissue — and yet it’s the key to everything you experience. The National Geographic Channel show Brain Games seeks to give a better understanding of it – by looking at how the brain focuses, processes fears, makes decisions and much more. The show is hosted by […]