On the intersection of technology, culture, and everyday life: My semi-updated space to collect and link my thoughts about interesting things I spot.
Magicians are exploring a new prop, cell phones. In single, unedited phone cam shots, perceptions are foiled with ironically low-tech tactics. One popular trick has been the disappearing Samsung HD phone ad challenge with associated reveal. One man has branded himself as a virtual magician and recently taken more hi-tech twists. His deft card tricks are enhanced by augmented reality (supported largely by free tools). For me, there is something less mysterious about the technology enhanced part. As with most 2.0 things, this 2.0 magician also wants to know what viewers think.