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'''Jason Latimer''' (born March 7, 1981) <ref>{{cite news|title=LATIMER THE WORLD CHAMPION OF MAGIC|url=http://www.drsrc.com/cpfestival2010/info-jason_latimer.php|accessdate=30 January 2013|newspaper=The Daily Republic|date=August 26, 2010}}</ref>  is an American illusionist  with a resume in multiple fields of science. <ref name="New York Times Upfront">{{cite news|title=There's Science Behind the Magic|newspaper=New York Times Upfront|date=4/24/2006|page=Vol. 138 Issue 13, p6|month=April|year=2006|url=}}</ref> His designs have led to such effects as bending light,<ref name="The Acorn">{{cite news|title=Magician to Perform at Youth Fundraiser|url=http://articles.latimes.com/2005/dec/08/news/wk-alt8|accessdate=31 January 2013|newspaper=The Acorn|date=2008 - 07- 10}}</ref> shaping water,<ref name=Primetime>{{cite web|title=Ed Byrne Faces the Final Forfeit in Last in Series of BBC One’s The Magicians|url=http://primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk/tag/the-magicians/|publisher=Unreality Primetime TV|accessdate=31 January 2013}}</ref> the clear cups and balls,<ref name="Magic Aid" /> walking on fountain jets of water,<ref name="marble arch walk">{{cite web|title=Got To Dance’s Kimberley Wyatt levitates during BBC’s The Magicians|url=http://primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk/got-to-dances-kimberley-wyatt-levitates-during-bbcs-the-magicians/#more-52521|publisher=Unreality Primetime TV|accessdate=31 January 2013}}</ref> and Bullet Time levitations on stage. <ref name="Psychology paper reference to Jason's work">{{cite book|title=Slieght of Mind, Surprising Insights from the New Science of NeuroMagic|author=Stephen Macknik|coauthors=Susana Martinez-Conde, and Sandra Blakeslee|accessdate=4 February 2013|url=http://www.sciwrite.org/sciwrite/sleights%20of%20mind%20proposal.pdf|page=28}} </ref> <ref name="BBC TV PAGE">{{cite web|title=The Magicians (TV Series)|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019fyjl|publisher=BBC|accessdate=3 February 2013}}</ref> <ref name=PPSF>{{cite journal|last=Chambers|first=Andy D.|title=Jason Latimer Interview. Magic Redesigned|journal=Putting Performers and Stand-Ups First: PPSF|date=28th|year=2012|month=September|url=http://www.ppsf.co.uk/jason-latimer-interview-magic-redesigned/}}</ref><ref name="BBC Article" />
  
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Latimer is the third American in history to ever be given magic's highest honor of being titled "The Grand Prix 'Best Overall' World Champion of Magic"<ref name="Magic Aid">{{cite news|title=This Is A Nice Trick|url=http://articles.latimes.com/2005/dec/08/news/wk-alt8|accessdate=31 January 2013|newspaper=Los Angeles Times|date=Dec 8th, 2005}}</ref><ref name="World Champion of Magic Winners">{{cite web|title=World Champion of Magic Winners|url=http://fism.org/web/championship-contests/fism-winners/fism-winners-2000-to-2009/|publisher=FISM|accessdate=31 January 2013}}</ref>  by [[International Federation of Magic Societies]] (FISM) The two previous American winners of the "Grand Prix" are [[Lance Burton]] in 1982 and [[Johnny Ace Palmer]] in 1988. Jason also possesses multiple "World Championship" titles and FISM awards in multiple categories of close up magic and in the invention & design. 
  
'''JASON LATIMER''' (born March 7th, 1981) <ref>{{cite news|title=LATIMER THE WORLD CHAMPION OF MAGIC|url=http://www.drsrc.com/cpfestival2010/info-jason_latimer.php|accessdate=30 January 2013|newspaper=The Daily Republic|date=August 26 2010}}</ref> (also known simply as '''LATIMER''') is an American illusionist with an extensive resume in multiple fields of science. Jason Latimer’s fusion of modern day technology with age-old magic tricks has made him one of the world’s most innovative magicians.<ref name="BBC The Magicians">{{cite web|title=The Magicians - Latimer|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019fyjl/stars/latimer|publisher=BBC|accessdate=31 January 2013}}</ref>  His private research and designs have led to live twenty-first century effects such as bending light, shaping water, the clear cups and balls, fountain walks, forming smoke, and Bullet Time levitations on stage.<ref name="BBC Article" /> <ref name="BBC The Magicians" /> <ref name=jasonlatimer.com>{{cite web|title=The Official Website of Latimer The World Champion of Magic|url=www.jasonlatimer.com|publisher=LATIMER FX, Inc.|accessdate=30 January 2013}}</ref>  Jason Latimer is recognized as "one of magic's most gifted creators" <ref name="Genii Article">{{cite journal|last=Bryant|first=Steve|title=CHAMPION The Rise and Rise of Jason Latimer|journal=Genii The Conjurors' Magazine|date=2004|year=2004|month=March|volume=67|issue=3|pages=54|url=www.geniimagazine.com}}</ref>  by Genii, The Conjurors' Magazine as well as by the scientific community as possessing a "grasp of visual science beyond our comprehension." <ref name = Shin>{{cite web|last=Shimojo Ph.D 1985 MIT|first=Shin|title=Professor of Psychological and Behavioral Studies of Perception Attention and Cognition in the Human|url=http://www.allamericanspeakers.com/speakers/Jason-Latimer/389286|accessdate=30 January 2013}}</ref>
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In 2012, Latimer competed on the second season of the BBC One's television series "[[The Magicians (TV series)]]". Each week Latimer competed against the British magic duo [[Barry and Stuart]] and British comedy magician [[Pete Firman]] in all categories of magic.<ref name="Wiki The Magicians">{{cite web|title=The Magicians (TV Series)|url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magicians_(TV_series)|publisher=Wikipedia|accessdate=31 January 2013}}</ref>  The winner of each episode was determined by the British public vote. Over the course of six specials, Jason was named the season’s winner and series champion of season 2 of The Magicians.<ref name="Pete Firman Article">{{cite news|title=Pete Firman: poster-boy for British comedy magic|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/comedy/9078875/Pete-Firman-poster-boy-for-British-comedy-magic.html|accessdate=31 January 2013|newspaper=The Telegraph|date=13 Feb 2012}}</ref>  
  
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Jason has degrees and fields of study in Mathematics, Economics, and Applied Physics with research in multiple fields of Psychology of perception and attention from University of California Santa Barbara.<ref name="BBC TV PAGE" /> <ref name=PPSF /><ref name="BBC Article">{{cite web|title=Media Centre|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/magicians/latimer.html|publisher=BBC|accessdate=31 January 2013}}</ref> 
  
Jason Latimer's designs and performances have led to seventeen consecutive championship wins and awards worldwide.<ref name=jasonlatimer.com /><ref name="BBC The Magicians" />  Latimer is the third American in history to ever be given magic's highest honor of being titled "The Grand Prix 'Best Overall' World Champion of Magic"<ref name="World Champion of Magic Winners">{{cite web|title=World Champion of Magic Winners|url=http://fism.org/web/championship-contests/fism-winners/fism-winners-2000-to-2009/|publisher=FISM|accessdate=31 January 2013}}</ref>  by [[International Federation of Magic Societies]] ([[FISM]])<ref name= FISM>{{cite web|title=Jason Latimer|url=http://geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Jason_Latimer|publisher=genii Magazine|accessdate=30 January 2013}}</ref>  joining the names of magic icons [[Lance Burton]] and [[Johnny Ace Palmer]]. Jason also possesses multiple "World Champion of Magic" titles and awards in multiple categories of close up magic and in the invention & design by FISM.<ref name=FISM /><ref name=jasonlatimer.com /> <ref name="World Champion of Magic Winners" />
 
  
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==Notable Tricks==
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* [[Laser Fiction]]<ref name="The Acorn">{{cite news|title=Magician to Perform at Youth Fundraiser|url=http://articles.latimes.com/2005/dec/08/news/wk-alt8|accessdate=31 January 2013|newspaper=The Acorn|date=2008 - 07- 10}}</ref>
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* [[Water Misfit]] <ref name=Primetime>{{cite web|title=Ed Byrne Faces the Final Forfeit in Last in Series of BBC One’s The Magicians|url=http://primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk/tag/the-magicians/|publisher=Unreality Primetime TV|accessdate=31 January 2013}}</ref>
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* [[Jason Latimer Cups and Balls]]<ref name="Magic Aid" />
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* [[Fountain Walk]]<ref name="marble arch walk">{{cite web|title=Got To Dance’s Kimberley Wyatt levitates during BBC’s The Magicians|url=http://primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk/got-to-dances-kimberley-wyatt-levitates-during-bbcs-the-magicians/#more-52521|publisher=Unreality Primetime TV|accessdate=31 January 2013}}</ref><ref name="The Magicians Series 2 Ep3">{{cite web|title=The Magicians Series 2 Episode 3|url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Magicians_episodes#Episode_3|publisher=Wikipedia}}</ref>
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* [[Truck to Truck Teleportation]]<ref name=Teleportation>{{cite web|title=Most Amazing Teleportation in History|url=http://www.streamica.com/#v/2xuvci8pUOg|publisher=Streamica|accessdate=4 February 2013}}</ref> <ref name="the magicians series 2 episode 6">{{cite web|title=The Magicians Series 2 Episode 6|url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Magicians_episodes#Episode_3|publisher=Wikipedia}}</ref>
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* [[Perfect Picture]]<ref name="Psychology paper reference to Jason's work">{{cite book|title=Slieght of Mind, Surprising Insights from the New Science of NeuroMagic|author=Stephen Macknik|coauthors=Susana Martinez-Conde, and Sandra Blakeslee|accessdate=4 February 2013|url=http://www.sciwrite.org/sciwrite/sleights%20of%20mind%20proposal.pdf|page=28}} </ref> <ref name="BBC TV PAGE">{{cite web|title=The Magicians (TV Series)|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019fyjl|publisher=BBC|accessdate=3 February 2013}}</ref> <ref name=PPSF>{{cite journal|last=Chambers|first=Andy D.|title=Jason Latimer Interview. Magic Redesigned|journal=Putting Performers and Stand-Ups First: PPSF|date=28th|year=2012|month=September|url=http://www.ppsf.co.uk/jason-latimer-interview-magic-redesigned/}}</ref>
  
In 2012, Latimer won over the UK audience of BBC One's television series “[[The Magicians (TV series)]]." Each week Latimer competed against the British magic duo Barry and Stuart and British comedy magician Pete Firman in all categories of magic. The winner of each episode was determined by the British public vote. The American born Latimer showcased his unique style of magic and the viewer’s response was overwhelming. Over the course of six specials, Jason was named the season’s winner and series champion by the British public.<ref name="Pete Firman Article">{{cite news|title=Pete Firman: poster-boy for British comedy magic|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/comedy/9078875/Pete-Firman-poster-boy-for-British-comedy-magic.html|accessdate=31 January 2013|newspaper=The Telegraph|date=13 Feb 2012}}</ref>
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==Television Specials & Appearances==
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* ''CBS -The Talk (TV series)''
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* ''BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 1''
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* ''BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 2''
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* ''BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 3''
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* ''BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 4''
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* ''BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 5''
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* ''BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 6''
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* ''NBC - The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
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* ''CBS - The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson''
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* ''Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde - With Patrick Sébastien''
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* ''BBC- History of Magic''
  
  
With an education that spans Mathematics, Economics, and Applied Physics with university research in multiple fields of [[Psychology]] of perception and attention,<ref name="BBC Article">{{cite web|title=Media Centre|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/magicians/latimer.html|publisher=BBC|accessdate=31 January 2013}}</ref> <ref name="BBC The Magicians" />  Latimer actively engages scientists and engineers around the world to unite into one field of "breaking down the impossible."<ref name="The Team">{{cite web|title=The Team|url=http://www.jasonlatimer.com/the_team.html|publisher=LATIMER FX, Inc.|accessdate=31 January 2013}}</ref>  Latimer’s fascination with the unknown has brought wonder to the twenty-first century while his imagination has inspired millions around the world.<ref name="The Illusionist">{{cite web|title=The Illusionist|url=http://www.jasonlatimer.com/the_illusionist.html|publisher=Latimer FX, Inc.|accessdate=30 January 2013}}</ref>
 
  
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== Awards ==
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* Award of Outstanding Achievement" from Magic Castle Junior Program (2001)
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* "Most Up and Coming New Talent" (2003)
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* Grand Prix at FISM (2003)
  
==Television Specials & Appearances==
 
* ''CBS -[[The Talk (TV series)]]''
 
* ''BBC One - [[The Magicians (TV series)]]1''
 
* ''BBC One -[[The Magicians (TV series)]] 2''
 
* ''BBC One -[[The Magicians (TV series)]] 3''
 
* ''BBC One -[[The Magicians (TV series)]] 4''
 
* ''BBC One -[[The Magicians (TV series)]] 5''
 
* ''BBC One -[[The Magicians (TV series)]] 6''
 
* ''NBC - [[The Ellen DeGeneres Show]]'
 
* ''CBS - [[The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson]]''
 
* ''Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde - With Patrick Sébastien''
 
* ''BBC- History of Magic''
 
 
== References ==
 
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== External links ==
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*[http://www.jasonlatimer.com/ Jason Latimer Official Website]
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*[http://www.latimeronline.com/ LATIMER The World Champion of Magic]
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Revision as of 20:44, 5 February 2013

Jason Latimer
BornMarch 7, 1981
Roseburg, Oregon

NationalityAmerican
Websitehttp://jasonlatimer.com

Jason Latimer (born March 7, 1981) [1] is an American illusionist with a resume in multiple fields of science. [2] His designs have led to such effects as bending light,[3] shaping water,[4] the clear cups and balls,[5] walking on fountain jets of water,[6] and Bullet Time levitations on stage. [7] [8] [9][10]

Latimer is the third American in history to ever be given magic's highest honor of being titled "The Grand Prix 'Best Overall' World Champion of Magic"[5][11] by International Federation of Magic Societies (FISM) The two previous American winners of the "Grand Prix" are Lance Burton in 1982 and Johnny Ace Palmer in 1988. Jason also possesses multiple "World Championship" titles and FISM awards in multiple categories of close up magic and in the invention & design.

In 2012, Latimer competed on the second season of the BBC One's television series "The Magicians (TV series)". Each week Latimer competed against the British magic duo Barry and Stuart and British comedy magician Pete Firman in all categories of magic.[12] The winner of each episode was determined by the British public vote. Over the course of six specials, Jason was named the season’s winner and series champion of season 2 of The Magicians.[13]

Jason has degrees and fields of study in Mathematics, Economics, and Applied Physics with research in multiple fields of Psychology of perception and attention from University of California Santa Barbara.[8] [9][10]


Contents

Notable Tricks

Television Specials & Appearances

  • CBS -The Talk (TV series)
  • BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 1
  • BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 2
  • BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 3
  • BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 4
  • BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 5
  • BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 6
  • NBC - The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
  • CBS - The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
  • Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde - With Patrick Sébastien
  • BBC- History of Magic


Awards

  • Award of Outstanding Achievement" from Magic Castle Junior Program (2001)
  • "Most Up and Coming New Talent" (2003)
  • Grand Prix at FISM (2003)


References

  1. LATIMER THE WORLD CHAMPION OF MAGIC The Daily Republic August 26, 2010 link 30 January 2013
  2. There's Science Behind the Magic New York Times Upfront 2006 4/24/2006
  3. 3.0 3.1 Magician to Perform at Youth Fundraiser The Acorn 2008 - 07- 10 link 31 January 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ed Byrne Faces the Final Forfeit in Last in Series of BBC One’s The Magicians
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 This Is A Nice Trick Los Angeles Times Dec 8th, 2005 link 31 January 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 Got To Dance’s Kimberley Wyatt levitates during BBC’s The Magicians
  7. 7.0 7.1 Slieght of Mind, Surprising Insights from the New Science of NeuroMagic Stephen Macknik http://www.sciwrite.org/sciwrite/sleights%20of%20mind%20proposal.pdf
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 The Magicians (TV Series)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Jason Latimer Interview. Magic Redesigned Putting Performers and Stand-Ups First: PPSF (28th)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Media Centre
  11. World Champion of Magic Winners
  12. The Magicians (TV Series)
  13. Pete Firman: poster-boy for British comedy magic The Telegraph 13 Feb 2012 link 31 January 2013
  14. The Magicians Series 2 Episode 3
  15. Most Amazing Teleportation in History
  16. The Magicians Series 2 Episode 6
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