Tag Archives | Deception

…It’s Movie Monday: Nowheremen?

Nowheremen

Nowheremen is a social reality game where players “solve interactive puzzles and treasure hunts across various mediums.”

    What is revealed is an intricate web of deception – exposing our modern security efforts, recruiting techniques, and the true nature of the world we live in.

The story centers on the fictional disappearance of Derek Francis Border, and began in September of ‘07, though the video series didn’t premier until January 22 of ’08.

New episodes premier at 2:22 PM EST each Tuesday, so be sure to tune in and see if you can solve the mystery.

[Nowheremen]

…It’s Movie Monday: Chris Angel Go-Kart Vanish?

Magicians are the smoke and mirror masters of deception. Typically, there are two types of magicians: the ones that perform at birthday parties and bar mitzvahs, and the ones that perform in Vegas and on TV. Chris Angel is definitely one of the latter, and has made quite a successful career out of fooling people into believing. One downside to a television career though, is that TV can be slowed down and analyzed (thanks TIVO). A perfect example of this is Angel’s go-cart vanishing trick:

Looks good right?

Chris Angel Go-Kart Vanish

But what about when you slow it down? Unfortunately for Chris, the frame by frame reveals his ‘secret’, which is just an optical illusion that allows him to drive behind instead of into a wall. Tricky, huh?

[Chris Angel Exposed – The Go-Kart Vanish]

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