Eye on the Ball: An Exploration of Trust and the Motion/Emotion Connection
Mark Mitton is a professional magician who is fascinated by using magic to better understand how we see the world. In addition to creating magic for film, television, the Broadway stage, and Cirque du Soleil, Mitton tirelessly explores the theme of perception from an interdisciplinary standpoint.
He has presented on “Perception” at the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness conference in Berlin, at Columbia University, New York University, Middlebury College, and Brooklyn College, and has lectured with Nobel laureate Gerald Edelman of The Neurosciences Institute.
Mitton frequently moderates panel discussions on topics such as “The Five Senses” and “Deception” at the Philoctetes Center. Last year, he was on a roundtable, “Seeing is Believing,” with artist Chuck Close and Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker at the Pace Wildenstein Gallery. He performs magic regularly in New York City.
This Provost’s Lecture, part of the Templeton Research Lecture Series, will be held on Wednesday, December 8, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Humanities 1006.