Published on Dec 29, 2012
Experiments of the historical psychic
This is fun stuff for the late night program, not a serious talk: Is it possible to read sb. others mind? In the late 1920ies/early 1930ies Berlin was excited by the famous mindreader and fortune-teller Erik Jan Hanussen who performed his strange abilities on stage. His act was so convincing that leading nazis believed in his powers and wanted him for advice â until they decided to murder him.
Markus Kompa tells the true story of the mysterious mindreader 'Erik Jan Hanussen' (1889-1933) and offers to copy Hanussen's experiments with participation of the audience. A biography of Hanussen by Kompa was used by screenwriters of the German movie Hotel Lux to design a Hanussen-style character. Kompa is a well known magician and expert in deception â and maybe gifted, maybe not.
Event: 29. Chaos Communication Congress [29c3] des Chaos Computer Club [CCC]
Ort: Congress Centrum Hamburg (CCH); Am Dammtor; Marseiller Straße; 20355 Hamburg; Deutschland
Beginn: 28.12.2012 00:15:00 +01:00