Magician blends splendour of magic with logic of science

World champion magician Jason Latimer talks about how he uses an understanding of science in his illusions and how he got into magic.
Magician Jason Latimer runs educational programme Impossible Science in California, which aims to give children science education filtered through the lens of magic tricks.
Magician Jason Latimer runs educational programme Impossible Science in California, which aims to give children science education filtered through the lens of magic tricks.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE KIAT

While some magicians prefer to maintain a mystique around their craft, renowned magician Jason Latimer wants everyone to know that his work is rooted in science.

Despite his tricks - which include bending light and shaping water - the 38-year-old told The Straits Times: "I think it's important for people to know that I'm not using pixie dust to make things happen. I've engineered my work.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 05, 2019, with the headline 'Magician blends splendour of magic with logic of science'. Print Edition | Subscribe