Magician Jason Latimer hopes to spark interest in science with the allure of magic

Magician Jason Latimer studied mathematics at University of California, Santa Barbara. But what pushed him to pursue math and science was a love of magic.
Magician Jason Latimer studied mathematics at University of California, Santa Barbara. But what pushed him to pursue math and science was a love of magic.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE KIAT

SINGAPORE - 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 actually engineered my work.

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