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Blogcast #6: Houdini Optical Illusion on National Geographic Brain Games

By Tom Interval In 2013, National Geographic’s Brain Games commissioned artist Pete Fecteau to create a Rubik’s Cube mosaic of the Houdini two-face optical illusion I made that year. I wrote about it at the time, and that’s the subject … Continue reading

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Coins to Glass Magic Routine Tutorial

By Tom Interval Did you know coins can demolecularize? Okay, you got me. I made up that word. But think of it as a synonym for dematerialize. Either way, did you know? You see, tossing coins from hand to hand … Continue reading

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Obsessed with Magic Since the 1970s

By Tom Interval What captured your imagination as a child? For me, it was magic. About six years before I sprang from the womb, a young illusionist named Mark Wilson developed The Magic Land of Allakazam, the first magic show … Continue reading

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Houdini Illusion Color-Changing Mug

By Tom Interval Okay, so you have to check out this mug—one of the coolest out there (see the 1 min. 49 sec. embedded video below). Yes, I’m a bit biased since I’m the one offering it on the Interval Magic CafePress … Continue reading

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Impossible Thingamabob

By Tom Interval It’s no Escher, but this optical illusion was fun to make. I based it on the well-known blivet, considered to be an indecipherable figure and impossible object whose perspective changes depending on how the brain perceives it. Hope you enjoy! Copyright … Continue reading

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