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Why Magic Matters | Chris Cook | TEDxUniversityofLeeds

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  • 7 years ago
Professional magician Chris Cook, astounds his audiences and shows how magic can spark our collective sense of wonder. Through breathtaking tricks and cheeky humour Chris's talk truly shows you why magic matters.
Chris' talk was filmed at Stage@Leeds as part of the TEDx University of Leeds conference

Chris Cook is an award-winning magician and entertainer. Chris began performing magic to astonish people with things they had never seen before. Through studying his audiences over ten years and thousands of performances, Chris has noticed some unusual patterns people display when confronted with things they simply don’t understand. But in an ever-more astonishing world, are people ignoring the magic that can be found all around us?

Chris wants to encourage people to see the magic and astonishment in the everyday. His talk aims to show you how you can think outside the box to help achieve your own ambitions in life.

Chris graduated the University of Leeds with a BA in Broadcast Journalism before abandoning his notepad in favor of a deck of cards. Since then he’s performed hit shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and traveled the world giving after-dinner speeches and performances of unique and inspiring magic.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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