Upload

Loading...

This video is unavailable.

Watch Queue

TV Queue

Watch QueueTV Queue

    Loading...

Watch Queue
TV Queue
__count__/__total__

Room for Wonder

Want to watch this again later?

Sign in to add this video to a playlist.
2,869

Like this video?

Sign in to make your opinion count.

Don't like this video?

Sign in to make your opinion count.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Ratings have been disabled for this video.
Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.

Published on Jan 24, 2013

Our second video was shot in Austin, Texas at the home of astronaut, collector, scientist, and computer-game designer/pioneer Richard Garriott. Richard has assembled one of the finest collections of automata in the world and was kind enough to allow us to share his collection with you. Brad Henderson, a close friend and confidant, is our guide through the house and collection.

There is a scene from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory where Gene Wilder slowly opens the door to the actual factory floor for the first time. You see the amazing sights of the chocolate factory itself, but you also see the looks of wonder on the faces of the children and their parents. Entering the automata room for the first time is a lot like that. As you scan from left to right, you are overwhelmed with visual input and there is a very strong sensation of "Where do we begin?!" Then the process of "hands-on" exploration begins as you turn the cranks, wind the springs and push the levers. At some point, eventually, you catch the eye of the other people in your group that are experiencing the room for the first time and you have no choice but to smile. Technically, it may not be magic, but it's as "magical" as anything you'll ever see.

Loading...

  1. 103

    NYSM // Opening Scene with Cardistry by Dan and Dave

  2. 104

    Coffee with Dan and Dave, episode 12

  3. 105

    Coffee with Dan and Dave, episode 11

  4. 106

    Coffee with Dan and Dave, episode 10

  5. 107

    Coffee with Dan and Dave, episode 9

  6. 108

    Coffee with Dan & Dave, episode 8

  7. 109

    Coffee with Dan and Dave, episode 7

  8. 110

    Coffee with Dan and Dave, episode 6

  9. 111

    Coffee with Dan and Dave, episode 5

  10. 112

    Coffee with Dan and Dave, episode 4

  11. 113

    Coffee with Dan and Dave, episode 3

  12. 114

    Coffee with Dan and Dave, episode 2

  13. 115

    Coffee with Dan and Dave, episode 1

  14. 116

    Our Magic: A Documentary Film by the Magic Community

  15. 117

    Creativity and Magic

  16. 118

    T Change by Jeff Prace

  17. 119

    SMOKE & MIRRORS

  18. 120

    The Greatest Hustler of all Time

  19. 121

    Smoke & Mirrors Promo Video Contest

  20. 122

    The Perception Of Magic

  21. Room for Wonder

  22. 124

    Is Magic Art?

  23. 125

    David's Cull

  24. 126

    The Unreal Work 2: Cheaters on a Train

  25. 127

    Half + Full Tonne Twirl

  26. 128

    Anthony Chanut for Smoke & Mirrors

  27. 129

    Project AVIV: A Breakthrough in Cardistry

  28. 130

    Into the Woods with Spencer Clark

  29. 131

    Bas John for Smoke & Mirrors

  30. 132

    A Virtuoso of Smoke & Mirrors

  31. 133

    Denim Factory with Ben & Ambrose

  32. 134

    Daniel Madison for Smoke & Mirrors

  33. 135

    Alouette by Ian Palima

  34. 136

    EP: The Card Magic of Valdemar Gestur

  35. 137

    SEQUENCE: Cardistry by Aviv

  36. 138

    Flow Change by Valdemar Gestur

  37. 139

    Trixel by Valdemar Gestur

  38. 140

    King Brand by Bill Goodwin

  39. 141

    Vortex by Anthony Chanut. Teaser

  40. 142

    In Motion: Joe Porper

  41. 143

    Anti-Faro by Christian Engblom

  42. 144

    The One-Card EP by Kevin Ho

  43. 145

    Bullet in the Brain by Paul Wilson

  44. 146

    Dead Lock by Michael Stern

  45. 147

    Scoop by Dan and Dave

  46. 148

    Reflections by Helder Guimaraes

  47. 149

    Ferris flourish

  48. 150

    Fulton's Clip Joint Featurette

  49. 151

    Mystery Deck by Irving Quant

  50. 152

    Carousel by Irving Quant

  51. 153

    Agatha by Irving Quant

  52. 154

    Consistent Control by Paul Wilson

  53. 155

    Easy Aces by Paul Wilson

  54. 156

    Fair Deal Kid by Paul Wilson

  55. 157

    PUT by Paul Wilsn

  56. 158

    Triple False Shift by Paul Wilson

  57. 159

    Mechanical Fan Steal by Paul Wilson

  58. 160

    Double Lift Workshop by Paul Wilson

  59. 161

    CamCon Transpo by Paul Wilson

  60. 162

    Red Mirror by Helder Guimarães

  61. 163

    Papercuts by Chris Hestnes

  62. 164

    Orbinase Change by Chris Brown

  63. 165

    Smoke & Mirrors: v1

  64. 166

    The Trilogy: andthensome (teaser)

  65. 167

    Daniel Garcia Project

  66. 168

    Smoke & Mirrors: v3

  67. 169

    The Trilogy: andthensome

  68. 170

    Reflection by Bill Goodwin

  69. 171

    Quantum Mechanics by Irving Quant

  70. 172

    Surfaced by Chad Nelson

  71. 173

    Panini by Lee Asher

  72. 174

    Svengali Control by Chad Nelson

  73. 175

    Riffle Pass by Chad Nelson

  74. 176

    Static by David Jade

  75. 177

    Pixel by David Jade

  76. 178

    Cartier by David Jade

  77. 179

    Bee® Stingers

  78. 180

    If an Octopus Could Palm

  79. 181

    Variety Box

  80. 182

    MKA by Dan and Dave

  81. 183

    Preqel® Flourish

  82. 184

    Samsung Blackjack Flourish

  83. 185

    C3: Con Cam Coincidencia by Paul Wilson

  84. 186

    Zoso Change by Doc Docherty

  85. 187

    Unexpected Upjog by Doc Docherty

  86. 188

    Groove Electric Switch by Doc Docherty

  87. 189

    SPread Control by Spencer Peterson

  88. 190

    Special K by Will Houstoun

  89. 191

    Freak by Will Houstoun

  90. 192

    SJ2010: Cardistry in White

  91. 193

    End-for-End by Michael Feldman

  92. 194

    Eric Goldfarb EP

  93. 195

    The Longitude by Dominik Mastrianni

  94. 196

    The Latitude 2 by Dominik Mastrianni

  95. 197

    Venus Trap by Chris Brown

  96. 198

    Poco flourish by Alejandro Portela

  97. 199

    Joz by Alejandro Portela

  98. 200

    T3 by Jason Soll

  99. 201

    Open Triumph by Dani DaOrtiz

Advertisement
to add this to Watch Later

Add to