Dean Carnegie uses history to explore why people are drawn to magic - Genii Online

Ten minutes isn’t a lot of time to cover the history of magic, but that doesn’t stop performer and owner of The Magic Detective blog Dean Carnegie from doing an admirable job trying. In this TEDx talk (originally hosted in April 2017 but recently published on YouTube), Carnegie explores a simple question: why are people drawn to magic? He delves into the topic by finding the common link between those magicians who embraced reality versus those who took a more arcane approach to the art, and closes the talk with one of his signature tricks.