Magic for Non-Humans?

April 25, 2021 2:00 pm
April 25, 2021 3:00 pm
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SoMA Conversations on Science, Magic, & Society: Magic for Non-Humans?

Can non-human animals experience magic? Can non-human animals perform magic? Can machines perform magic? If so, do we experience it differently than magic performed by humans?

A panel of experts, moderated by Drs. Gustav Kuhn and Tony Barnhart, will discuss these issues and take questions from a virtual audience.

Panelists for this session will include:
– Nicky Clayton & Clive Wilkins (University of Cambridge)
– Wally Smith (University of Melbourne)
– Jose Ahonen, mentalist
  • About SoMA
    The Science of Magic Association (SOMA) promotes rigorous research directed toward understanding the nature, function, and underlying mechanisms of magic.

    SOMA provides a platform for discussion and dissemination of research and ideas on magic.

    SOMA is an inclusive organization that welcomes members with diverse backgrounds including science and technology, humanities, practicing magicians, and individuals who are simply interested in science and magic.
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Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

For the 2021 Festival, we will host a month-long celebration of STEAM in our community with an overarching theme of gratitude and appreciation. During the month of April 2021, we will showcase creative digital and virtual entries from our rich STEAM community.

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