Creative Young Turk
In 2011, the Conjuring Arts Research Center appointed Derek their Director of Contemporary Conjuring (D.C.C.). Derek is responsible for interpreting new ideas or developments in magic, as well as, the historical relevance of existing work. The D.C.C. is also responsible for creating dialogs between The Conjuring Arts Research Center and entities in fields relevant to the magical arts, such as: Theater, Contemporary Art, Music, Internet, Film and Television.
Over the years, Derek’s specialized expertise and unique perspective have led him to contribute to a diverse range of film, theatrical, internet, educational and political projects. He has worked with Christopher Nolan, David Mamet and The Tonight Show, as well as, Bruce Mau and his Massive Change Project to name a few.