Magician Mark Mitton: Myth, Magic and Surprise
Come for an enlightening and entertaining conversation between mathematician David Eisenbud and magician Mark Mitton about the relationship between technique and discovery. Everyone will learn math and magic tricks.
In addition to performing at private and corporate events all over the world,and creating magic for film, television, the Broadway stage and Cirque du Soleil, Mitton tirelessly explores the theme of "misdirection" from an interdisciplinary standpoint. He regularly presents on perception at universities and conferences in North America and Europe, including the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, and has lectured with the late Nobel Laureate Gerald Edelman of The Neurosciences Institute. Mitton was the apprentice to legendary sleight-of-hand master and vaudevillian Slydini, and a long-time student of Ozzie Malini – the son of turn-of-the-century magician Max Malini. He has performed for Mick Jagger, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, John Mayer, Katy Perry, Salman Rushdie, Sienna Miller, Mark Messier, Sting, Sylvester Stallone as well as at festivals in Europe and Asia; at the Olympic Games; in war-torn Liberia; in hospital wards around New York City; and in a Mexican orphanage with members of the band Guster.
In association With The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
5:30 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program
7:30 p.m. book signing