Intel Electrifies Magician David Blaine

  • ‘Electrified’ starts Friday
  • A million volts of pure electricity
  • Watch the event on the Electrified YouTube channel

Intel is doing Magician David Blaine one great service- frying him up with a million volts of pure electricity.

  • ‘Electrified’ starts Friday
  • A million volts of pure electricity
  • Watch the event on the Electrified YouTube channel

Intel is doing Magician David Blaine one great service- frying him up with a million volts of pure electricity.

David Blaine is going for a new illusion, called Electrified, and Intel will be regulating the electricity using its Ultrabook laptops.

Blaine will be standing on a pillar for 72 hours this Friday without sleep or food- all while electrocuting himself.

Blaine will be kitted out in a chainmail Faraday suit and helmet surrounded by seven Tesla coils, each capable of a million volts, which is where Intel's Ultrabook laptops come in. Only one will be activated at any one time and the audience will have the pleasure of choosing which one to select and to what intensity.

The show will be staged at Pier 54 in New York City. This is Blaine's first live performance in four years and Intel will be streaming the event live over the Electrified YouTube channel.

Intel has gone even further with this, also allowing the public to communicate with Blaine through Ultrabook satellite stations situated around a screen at these live venues.

Electrified is actually the second in a series of planned events sponsored by Intel that will make up the Ultrabook Experience project.

"I had a vision of creating a performance the world will always remember, that is historic," says Blaine himself.

"Intel is giving me the technology to perform the most daring and shocking thing I've ever done, and has created a way to bring millions of people on a global stage."

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