Well, this is a pleasant surprise. Nicely done. I dont speak this performers language, but I do understand the audience reaction. Astonishment is our lingua franca, after all.
Yes, hes using my trick Kinetink, but Hiro Sakai deserves full credit for the basic idea. He was the first to transform this scientific curiosity into a moment of magic. Thats a challenge magicians face in an increasingly tech savvy world, but engaging presentations can make effects like these much more palatable.
Im delighted that someone thought my trick was suitable for TV, but a major goal in developing Kinetink was to make Sakais concept more practical for working close-up performers. In other words, it had to be clean (literally) and easy to transport. I also wanted to create a different spookier effect -- that of a drawing being scrawled by an invisible finger.
Kinetink was a short-run item (about 100 units) and is currently sold out. However, Im thinking about releasing it again. The raw materials are expensive and are not always easy for me to obtain in sufficient quantity. Moreover, the labor involved in manufacturing the product is maddening. Nevertheless, if theres enough interest to make it worthwhile, Ill consider doing another small run.
BTW, I have a larger notepad version of Kinetink in the works. It will be capable of drawing up to four different shapes: star, square, triangle, and circle.