Prepare to have your mind bent into places you didn’t think possible!

Have you ever thought about how technology has made us, in some ways, numb to its remarkable potential? Think about it, when was the last time you were stopped in wonder by technology?

Yet, when we first try out something like virtual reality or think back to the first days of cinema, we remember that there are experiences that technology allows that are like no other

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” -Arthur C. Clarke

These are the final words from the remarkable video we are sharing with you today; a performance unlike any other we have seen, and one that pushes the boundaries of technology, magic, and art.

After watching this video of a live production (meaning there was no post-production involved) of Box by Bot & Dolly, you will understand the completely transformative power technology and magic can have on how we perceive the world. Take a watch…

Where will technology take us next?

Though this imagery is incredible, what does this mean for a world beyond this performance? Perhaps, in our inundation with technology, we are forced to push ourselves further and further to reach that next moment of wonder.

So, how do you pull off a remarkable piece like Box? In a great interview with The Creators Project, the artists behind the spectacle give us a little glimpse behind the scenes.

Magic, in the traditional sense, or in a more modern interpretation, comes from the craft of the performer or the artist at work. Whether the hands of the magician are working with cards or computers, their true power lies in their ability to inspire wonder and awe, and perhaps question the boundaries of what we consider reality.

Maybe we all could use a little more magic in our lives to jumpstart our sense of possibility.

Stay beautiful & keep laughing!

–Liesl

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” – Victor Borge

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Notes:

  1. Bot & Dolly. “Box.” YouTube. The Creators Project, 24 Sept. 2013. Web. 11 Nov. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX6JcybgDFo>.
  2. Bot & Dolly. “Box by Bot & Dolly | Behind the Scenes.” YouTube. The Creators Project, 1 Oct. 2013. Web. 11 Nov. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4ajXJ3nj1Q>.

Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

COO Ever Widening Circles

Liesl is a camera-toting traveler, a global story seeker, and an aspiring—but more often floundering—yoga lover. She can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV