Monday October 29, 2012 / 7:00pmThe Science of Magic
How was your experience?
Some of the best close-up magic I've seen in a long, long time. Silverman's adaptions of classic slight-of-hand for the larger audience came off seamlessly. Most impressive of all were Kim's textual wrappers for his skilled use of props. He used the magic to support valuable contextual memes (overcoming life's challenges, the importance of family and community, the value in not believing everything you think). This is what defines the master in any field of endeavor; message maintains supremacy over mere skill in using the available physical tools of the trade. The interview portion of the evening was excellent as well. As with most Commonwealth Club evenings, the audience offered up sagacious questions which elicited thoughtful, informative and entertaining answers from the guest.