Tag Archives: Derren Brown

homo effectus

Actors (inside the studio) talk a lot about (magic) moments on the set which are, let’s say, a kind of falling that feels like flying. They describe these moments as a sudden switch in mode or a shift in plane, … Continue reading

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trips of the shared mind

As an addendum to my previous post I would like to point to the crucial social factor involved in the kind of mind tricks that Derren Brown enacts. As I have claimed: behavior (or sensorimotor action) cannot ever be restricted … Continue reading

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trips of the mind

What I find fascinating about the tricks of Derren Brown is the extent to which they display the passive dynamic nature of our behavior. Most of Derren’s magic probably happens at the periphery of our awareness, in the shadows of … Continue reading

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