By Tom Interval
The new Magic and the Mind website—www.magicandthemind.org—should be up and running within the next few days. As of this moment, there is a temporary page that includes only the most important content, such as the registration link to our summer children’s camp at UCSD Extension on Aug. 11-15 as well as more information about the program itself.
The new site will include several sections, including Programs, Teachers, Calendar, News, Videos, Resources, and more. Since Magic and the Mind is so new, the site does not have tons of content yet. However, as the program gains momentum, more related content will appear (no pun intended).
Technically speaking, the site will be clean, easy to navigate, and conform to the latest website-development standards. That means easy browsing for you no matter what computer or other electronic device you’re on. While the site will go live this week, we’ll be optimizing it for those other devices (i.e., smartphones, iPads, Kindles, etc.) over the next week.
Please check www.magicandthemind.org from time to time to see what surprises we have in store. For example, in the near future, we’re probably going to add some interactive content so you can test your mind and have fun at the same time! Okay, so that part’s no longer a surprise, but we’ll be busy thinking of other cool stuff that will both entertain and educate!
By Tom Interval
Magic and the Mind is an enrichment program using magicians’ techniques to teach students about the psychology and neuroscience of deception, helping them to understand how their minds work while having fun at the same time.
Designed by cognitive scientist Dr. Iris Oved and me, a professional magician, the first San Diego-based program will be a summer camp for children between 12 and 18, held at the University of California (UCSD) Extension.
Iris and I welcome you to this blog and encourage you to leave comments and feedback. While the blog is new as of today, we intend to fill it with thought-provoking content in the weeks and months that follow, so please stop back as Magic and the Mind continues to gain momentum.