ESP Biography



AUSTIN LIU, Studying computer science while dabbling in magic




Major: Computer Science

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am currently a freshman in the College of Engineering, planning to study computer science. As much as I love programming and algorithms, I often choose to spend my free time practicing my hobbies, magic, cardistry and origami.



Past Classes

  (Look at the class archive for more.)


Confusion with Cards: Fundamentals of Card Magic and Manipulation in Splash Fall 2016
Magicians have been known to perform seemingly impossible tricks from an ordinary deck of cards, but what the public often doesn't know is that most tricks are based off of a small selection of "sleights" or techniques put together in new combinations. In order to confuse and fool, magicians practice these fundamental sleights for years, honing every motion. In this class, I hope to show you the sleights that eventually become tricks that blow away spectators. What you eventually do with this information is entirely up to you! Grab a deck of cards, and join me for an hour of craziness with cards!


Confusion with Cards: Fundamentals of Card Magic and Manipulation in Splash Spring 2016
Magicians have been known to perform seemingly impossible tricks from an ordinary deck of cards, but what the public often doesn't know is that most tricks are based off of a small selection of "sleights" or techniques put together in new combinations. In order to confuse and fool, magicians practice these fundamental sleights for years, honing every motion. In this class, I hope to show you the sleights that eventually become tricks that blow away spectators. What you eventually do with this information is entirely up to you! Grab a deck of cards, and join me for an hour of craziness with cards!


Confusion with Cards: Fundamentals of Card Magic and Manipulation in Splash Fall 2015
"It's often the things that are right in front of us that are the hardest to see" -Apollo Robbins Magicians have been known to perform seemingly impossible tricks from an ordinary deck of cards, but what the public often doesn't know is that most tricks are based off of a small selection of "sleights" or techniques put together in new combinations. In order to confuse and fool, magicians practice these fundamental sleights for years, honing every motion. In this class, I hope to show you the sleights that eventually become tricks that blow away spectators. What you eventually do with this information is entirely up to you! Grab a deck of cards, and join me for an hour of craziness with cards! *For those that attended Splash! during the fall session, the tricks that I am covering during this session will be different from those covered in the pilot program.


Confusion with Cards: Fundamentals of Card Magic and Manipulation in Splash Spring 2015
"It's often the things that are right in front of us that are the hardest to see" -Apollo Robbins Magicians have been known to perform seemingly impossible tricks from an ordinary deck of cards, but what the public often doesn't know is that most tricks are based off of a small selection of "sleights" or techniques put together in new combinations. In order to confuse and fool, magicians practice these fundamental sleights for years, honing every motion. In this class, I hope to show you the sleights that eventually become tricks that blow away spectators. What you eventually do with this information is entirely up to you! Grab a deck of cards, and join me for an hour of craziness with cards! *For those that attended Splash! during the fall session, the tricks that I am covering during this session will be different from those covered in the pilot program.


Confusion with Cards: Fundamentals of Card Magic and Manipulation in Splash Fall 2014
"It's often the things that are right in front of us that are the hardest to see" -Apollo Robbins Magicians have been known to perform seemingly impossible tricks from an ordinary deck of cards, but what the public often doesn't know is that most tricks are based off of a small selection of "sleights" or techniques put together in new combinations. In order to confuse and fool, magicians practice these fundamental sleights for years, honing every motion. In this class, I hope to show you the sleights that eventually become tricks that blow away spectators. What you eventually do with this information is entirely up to you! Grab a deck of cards, and join me for an hour of craziness with cards!