Blaine invades your iPhone, to appear on ‘Ellen’s Bigger, Longer and Wider Show’

June 26th, 2009 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under David Blaine

The latest to join the craze of magic iPhone apps is none other than street magic legend David Blaine.

Blaine and software company Partners 1993 have re-created one of the tricks from his groundbreaking “Street Magic” special. Called “Street Magic: See a Card,” the app creates a virtual deck of Split Spades Lions playing cards on your iPhone or iPod Touch and lets you perform one of his favorite card tricks. The release comes a mere few days after Blaine asked fans on Facebook if they have an iPhone.

“This is my favorite piece of magic,” Blaine said in a press release. “It was pivotal in gaining my first TV special.”

Here’s the basic effect: You load the app, which presents a 3-D deck of cards on your iPhone or iPod, and present it to your spectators. They “riffle” the cards by touching the screen; you ask if they saw a card. After taking the iPhone or iPod back, you shake it, and the card they saw appears. The basic effect is jaw-dropping on its own, but imagine the things you could do with an app like that and a regular deck of cards. Our minds are spinning with ideas already.

If you want to see what Blaine does with the app, a little bird has told us to tell you to watch the Ellen Degeneres special “Ellen’s Bigger, Longer and Wider Show,” at 9 p.m. Eastern tomorrow on TBS.


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