In an article published in today;s (Oct 27, 2004) edition of the NY Times, Juan Tamariz is referenced. The article, titled "A Real Education, by Way of Sleight of Hand," highlights the teaching technique of Larry Hass, who uses magic as insight into philsophy, psychology, and other academic subjects. Apparently, Tamariz just finished performing and lecturing to the students for the past week!
Check New York Times to read the article today. Search for "Tamariz". Enjoy.