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From Houdini to Snowden: What Magic Can Teach Us about Power

April 30, 2016
2:30pm  -  4:00pm
Lecture Hall

From theatrical tricks and illusions to spiritual rites and rituals, magic represents the performance of arcane knowledge. The Center for Tactical Magic looks closely at the ways in which secrets are embodied in today’s society and draws parallels between magic acts and such issues as economic manipulation, political deception, vanishing resources, and social transformation. Moving beyond the symbolic, this interactive presentation highlights real-world examples of magic mixing it up with Power in today’s “theater of conflict”.

2016 — Oakland  POWER