Payment in two parts
Reserve with a 25% deposit and then pay the remainder before the iWorkshop begins. The option to pay in full is also available.
A comprehensive study of perceptual engineering with simply four coins and four cards. Coin Menagerie (CM) is considered to be Armando's quintessential work in a life of magic. While skill and technique are certainly important, the main focus is on theory, composition, and the underlying philosophy. CM would fit well within a discourse on psychology and neuroscience let alone a study of "theatrical deception". It is a discussion concerning discoveries from the observed input and output tests, or performances, on that black box we call the human mind. Make no mistake, the performance of magic is one of the best tools for doing so empirically. The knowledge then gained can be applied to all things regarding perception; beyond "tricks". CM represents a combination of art and science and may serve as a template for the student to anchor all of the important psychological concepts so that long after the workshop is over one may reflect upon them later.
16 separate days, 1 hour per session. At least one to two sessions per week. Expected completion within 8 to 12 weeks.
Protocol & Scheduling
Dates and time are planned after deposit, and a meet and greet session is scheduled to test equipment before officially starting. Once the NDA is signed and full payment is complete, a 58 page PDF set of notes on the Coin Menagerie is delivered by a secure method. It is a guide to the mechanics of CM.
On the day of the first session, the CM Studies page will be delivered with more than 9000 words and about 30 works of all things Coin Menagerie; including tangentially related works to help gain understanding on theory, composition, performance, and philosophy.
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