Teller (the silent partner of the Penn & Teller magic duo) has long had a magic trick called ‘Shadows’ which is really beautiful and no one had seemingly figured out how he did it or if they had did not reveal it. I discussed it a couple of months ago but here it is again.
Now another magician claims to have solved the illusion and has said that he will tell anyone how it is done for a price. Teller has sued to stop him.
I like magic and while I like to try and figure out how the trick is done, it is even better when I cannot because I can just enjoy the illusion. I think it is despicable to sell another magician’s secrets. The value of a trick lies not only in the solution but in also coming up with the idea.