Marco Tempest, Presenter

Marco Tempest - Cyber Illusionist

Marco Tempest is a cyber illusionist, combining magic and technology to produce astonishing illusions. He began his performing career as a stage magician and manipulator. His interest in computer-generated imagery led him to incorporate video and digital technology in his work, developing a new form of contemporary illusion. The expansion of the internet and social media has provided more opportunities for digital illusions, interaction with audiences and creation of magically augmented realities. Marco is a keen advocate of the open source community, working with artists, writers and technologists to create new experiences and practical uses of the technology of illusion. Marco performs around the world, is a media consultant on the subject of magic and illusion and lectures at international conferences on the psychology of deception and creative thinking. Marco is a Directors Fellow at the MIT Media Lab.

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