The eyes deceive, the ears lie, and things are not always as they seem. Whether fooled by nature or elaborate artifice our minds can play tricks on us, even while we attempt to fool others.
Join us for an evening exploring the mysteries of optics, the deadly consequences of the pursuit of aesthetic perfection, the science of misdirection, and the magic of prestidigitation.
Miles Traer ~ The Greatest Card Cheat & the Mythical Sleight
Justin Oliphant ~ Mystery Spots, Gravity Hills & the Perpetuation of the Mysterious
Laura Rubin ~ The Illusion of Perfection: Fake Boobs, Fake Butts & Our Unending Struggle With Human Inadequacy
Patrick House ~ Pulling the Puppet Strings: How the Brain Tricks Itself
Tysa Rauch ~ Space Aliens & Deadly Beauty: Cosmetic Triumph & Folly
Paul Nathan ~ How Do They Do That? The Art of Prestidigitation
Advance tickets recommended and appreciated
Odd Salon is an evening series of cocktail hour lectures in San Francisco, featuring short talks illuminating extraordinary and unusual chapters from history, science, art, and adventure.