The SBM are proud to present a lecture by world renowned mathematician and magician, Dr. Arthur Benjamin. The Lecture will take place on Tuesday June 25th, and is really one of those special lectures that you cannot afford to miss.
Lecture Price - €10 for SBM Members, €15 for Non Members.
"Dr. Arthur Benjamin is both a professor of mathematics and a magician. He has combined his two loves to create a dynamic presentation called "Mathemagics," suitable for all audiences, where he demonstrates and explains his secrets for performing rapid mental calculations faster than a calculator. He has presented his high energy talk for thousands of groups throughout the world.
Dr. Benjamin has appeared on many television and radio programs, including: The Today Show, CNN, The Colbert Report, and National Public Radio. He has been profiled in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Scientific American, Discover Magazine, Omni Magazine, Esquire Magazine, People Magazine, Wired and Reader's Digest.
Dr. Benjamin received a standing ovation when he presented part of his show at the TED 2005 meeting. Since the talk went online, it has been viewed over four million times. Reader's Digest calls him "America's Best Math Whiz".
On the 29th of May, Magician and professional magic instructor, Tyler Erickson will be giving a lecture. For those of you who may not know who he is, heres a little piece about him.
"Tyler started magic at the age of 15 by reading books from the library. Quickly realizing he had no interest in fake boxes and hidden mirrors, he became drawn toward things that could be done with ordinary and unprepared objects. (Which, coincidentally, is significantly cheaper than having to buy fake boxes and hidden mirrors.)"
"In addition to his busy performing schedule, Tyler is also a Professional Magic Instructor, operating out of the Twin Cities Magic and Costume shop in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He has a large student following, many of whom are full-time professional magicians. Tyler has designed custom illusions, and even full shows, for other entertainers. He’s also been a consultant for magic on Television."
This will be a great lecture and im sure everyone will pic something up from this lecture that they can add to their own performances.. Hope to see everyone there
On Thursday, May 9th 2013, the SBM will be honored to John Pye - Interenational President of the IBM, visit the club. John is a long time friend of the Irish magic community, and it will be our pleasure to welcome him to Cork as President of the IBM.
Here's a little background on John and his iinterest in Magic:-
The Ulster Society of Magicians is pleased to announce this year’s Irish IBM convention will be held in the Stunning city of Belfast. The convention will run 3rd, 4th and 5th of May 2013, and will be hosted in the four star Ramada Plaza.
All details for the convention can be found on the webpage http://www.magic2013.co.uk/.
Judging by the lineup, its an event thats not to be missed.
The Book of Bankable Bar Betchas, Brain Bogglers, Belly Busters & Bewitchery: Volume Three by Diamond Jim Tyler is due out June of 2013. Expect the same classy style pocket-sized book. It contains 75 effects with over 100 illustrations and is bound in green faux leather, with silver gilt edges, silver foiled stamping and has a ribbon marker. The foreword of the book is by Mac King. The book will be sold exclusively at www.diamond-jim.com/originals for $19.95.
Diamond Jim has kindly given us permission to publish a hand full of effects that can be found in his new book. We will be featuring an effect of two every month in the Blog so keep your eyes peeled on the site and your emails as there is some gems to be found in this book .