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David Blaine Kicks Off Most Challening Performance to Date, Electrified: One Million Volts Always On

David Blaine is set to kick off his most challenging and interactive performance to date, ‘Electrified: One Million Volts Always On,’ tonight at New York City’s Hudson River Park’s Pier 54 at West 14th Street. Starting at 6pm ET, the stunt will be open to the public, free of charge, and will allow visitors to watch and participate.

Following the opening, Blaine will begin his walk to the sphere he will be standing on at 7pm. The powering on of the coils that will emit the electricity will commence at 7:30pm. The event will be open to the public 24 hours a day until the closing at 8pm on Monday, October 8.

The master magician teamed with Intel Corporation to present ‘Electrified,’ a visually stunning performance that will able available for the world to see on YouTube. People can also use the hashtag #ELECTRIFIED to control the metallic orbs, or tesla coils, that will emit one million volts of electricity around Blaine for the three days and three nights.

Audiences who attend the event at Pier 54 can use Intel-inspired Ultrabooks to power Blaine’s performance. They can control the direction and intensity of the light and sound coming from the coils.

Stations will also be set up in Beijing, London, Tokyo and Sydney, so that viewers can also interact with the live performance. The interactions in the four cities are as follows: Saturday, October 6, midnight-1am, Beijing, which can also be viewed in China at LeTV’s official website; 3am-4am, Tokyo; 4am-5am, Sydney; and 4pm-5pm, London.

Written by: Karen Benardello

David Blaine Kicks Off Electrified: One Million Volts Always On

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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