by Mat Mullen (pyro)
Greetings Exo Magicians. Mat here and I am very excited to be writing to you for the second time at ExoMagic. I would like to present to you a new way of approaching magic that I have been conjuring up over the last few months. Some of you may know me as pyro222 from PhatusMagic and if so, you will already know that my approach to the art is often off the beaten path. In this article, I will be expanding upon some existing concepts of what I like to call “tech magic” and hopefully together, we might just wear in a new path for some savvy magic and perhaps even pickup some skills you can use elsewhere along the way.
First open a new tab in your browser. If you have never done any programming before, it is mandatory that every “noob” start with the customary “hello world” program. (Sorry I don’t make the rules). Highlight the text in your browser’s address bar and replace it with the following text and press enter…
Now were getting somewhere. If all went well, The text in the welcome box should now display “Ace of Spades” in big letters. To briefly explain, we basically injected some code that identifies the tag containing a particular ID, in this case we were after a div tag with the ID “welcome” and we changed its html contents to “ace of Spades”. Pretty cool eh, but still, not of much use to a magician. We’ve gotta be more magical. Lets throw in a delay and see what happens. Again point the browser to Exomagic.com/blog and change the address text to the following hit enter, and count out 4 seconds in your head…