Science and the Horizon of Reason


Human beings associate deception with negative experiences like fraud, trickery and propaganda. Despite these negative connotations, deception is the foundation of human existence. Sensory illusions limit our perception and humans continuously deceive each other when playing our social roles. Psychology teaches that we are not rational animals, but that we rationalise our thoughts and experiences.

The Bidirectional Relationship Between Magic and Science
Magic and science have a bidirectional relationship. Magicians use science to create the illusion of magic and scientists study magic performances.
Magic Research Resources: Studying theatrical magic
List of resources for magic research for anyone interested in learning more about the practice and history art of magic.
Perform Optical Illusions as Magic Tricks
Our mind deceives itself in how it interprets the world. This article shows how to use optical illusions as magic tricks.
Topological Magic Tricks: Shapes as a Method for Deception
Topology is an inherently magical branch of mathematics. Magicians use topological magic tricks as a plot and as a method.
Unknot Diagrams: The Art and Magic of the Trivial Knot
The unknot, or trivial knot, is the simpelest mathematical knot. This article presents complex unknot diagrams and how it inspired art and theatrical magic.
Optical Illusion Architecture in Melbourne
Optical illusion architecture in Melbourne by ARM architects: The Barak Building in Carlton, the customs building in Docklands and the Southbank Theatre.
The Reason for Daylight Savings: Blessing or a Nuisance?
What is the reason for daylight savings? The way we measured time has not changed much in the past 5000 years, perhaps it is time to move to a new system.
Pi Approximation Day: Esoteric Secrets of the Number Pi
Happy Pi Approximation Day! Do the digits of Pi have a deeper transcendental meaning or is Pi is only a construct of the mind? What are the secrets of Pi?