Philosopher and illusionist Tilman Andris will surprise you with his reasoning, his many practical examples and his astonishing demonstrations
Tilman Andris, philosopher and illusionistIllusionists convince you that something is impossible, then (seemingly) perform exactly that impossibility. In order to do so, they play with your perception and cognition in many intricate ways. How do illusionists manipulate our judgements about cause and effect? What can magic illusions teach us about other forms of deception, such as fraudulent paranormal demonstrations? Is misdirecting the audience’s attention the basis of all magical illusions? These are just some of the questions that this presentation hopes to answer. Let philosopher and illusionist Tilman Andris surprise you with his reasoning, his many practical examples and his astonishing demonstrations.
Tilman Andris studied philosophy in Leiden and Oxford, specialising in theory of knowledge and philosophy of cognition. After graduation, he decided to become a professional magician. In 2010 his stage act was one of the highlights of the ‘Circus of Thoughts’ in Theatre Carré. In 2013 he gave a TEDx-presentation about trust as seen from the perspective of the deceiver.