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Illusion

Oct 31, 2017

Gina Tonic is a drag performer in New York City. We had a wide ranging discussion covering the history of drag, creating the illusion of gender, and drag as a performing art. You can find more about Gina Tonic at:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ItsGinaTonic

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Oct 24, 2017

In the 18th century, a Roman professor of mathematics demonstrated the latest scientific discoveries with dazzling demonstrations. There was just one problem: he was really performing magic tricks.

 

Sources

Milbourne Christopher — The Illustrated History of Magic, 1996

 

Music

Kevin MacLeod — Mesmerize
Chris...


Oct 3, 2017

In 1892, in a small Parisian theater at the back of a wax museum, inventor Charles-Emil Reynaud presented his "Luminous Pantomimes" and introduced the world to a new art form: the animated cartoon.

Sources

Wikipedia — "Theatre Optique"

Wikipedia —  "Charles-Emil Reynaud"

Ollie Johnston — The Illusion of Life:...