[ASC-list] Vic-Event: Deceptology, part of the Melbourne Magic Festival

George Aranda george.aranda at deakin.edu.au
Tue May 24 05:49:21 UTC 2016

ASC Member Nichoas J Johnson is putting on a show where he examines the secrets of deception and illusion, as part of the Melbourne Magic Festival at the Northcote Town Hall June 28 - July 3. He has kindly offered a free double-pass to ASC members. So if you want go into the draw to win the tickets, please email me at george.aranda at deakin.edu.au. The competition is for ASC Members only. Entries close midnight on Monday the 20th of June.


Why do magic tricks fool us?
How do con artists deceive us?
Why are our own brains trying to bamboozle us?

Honest con man N​icholas J. Johnson​ delves deep into the human brain to reveal the psychological and neurological secrets of deception and illusion. Created in collaboration with leading neuroscientists from around the world, Deceptology is part magic show and part expose. Rather than simply explaining h​ow ​the tricks work, Nicholas will explain w​hy.​

You’ll never trust your own brain again!

Nicholas J. Johnson​is Australia’s leading scamologist, an author and entertainer who specialises in con artist, swindlers and their methods. He has consulted and performed for law enforcement, casinos and companies around Australia. His educational high school shows have taught critical thinking to thousands of school students.

"Who would have thought science – and maths – could be funny let alone hilarious?” - Herald Sun (The Peer Revue)

7:15 from 28 June ­ 3 July
Northcote Town Hall
Adults $25 Concessions $20 http://melbournemagicfestival.com/speaker/deceptology/ www.conman.com.au

Dr George Aranda
Science Education Research Fellow
e: george.aranda at deakin.edu.au

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