MagicPeaceLove writes, "The word 'inspiring' gets thrown around a lot but my pal Mahdi Gilbert (previously) really deserves it.
"Born without hands, Mahdi decided to devote his life to sleight-of-hand card magic, a task that seemed self-evidently ridiculous until he started inventing his own technology from scratch...and fooling some top cardmen. I've watched with joy and amazement these last five years as Mahdi has progressed and made a name for himself literally all around the world, culminating in his recent appearance on Penn & Teller's 'Fool Us,' where he did just that.
"He's a latter-day Matthius Buchinger and he's set to conquer the world. Oh, and he's a sci-fi fan, too!"
The next installment in the SFinSF reading series features Kim Stanley Robinson, Howard Hendrix, and Cecelia Holland; it's this Sunday, Jan 20, doors at 6, event at 6:30, $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds), at the The American Bookbinders Museum (355 Clementina).
On March 19, Tor Books will release my next book, Radicalized, whose four novellas are the angry, hopeful stories I wrote as part of my attempt to make sense of life in our current moment.
My most recent essay film, Visual Disturbances, premiered in the open access journal [in]Transition yesterday. This open access journal features peer reviewed academic video essays and showcases a wide variety of film and media analysis. Visual Disturbances uses some cutting-edge eye tracking visualizations to explore how film audiences both perceive and mis-perceive movies.
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