Marco Tempest is a cyber-illusionist, combining magic and technology to produce astonishing, multi-dimensional planes of magic and thought. He began his performing career as a stage magician, winning awards and garnering recognition and accolades as one of the world’s most creative performers. But an interest in technology took him in a different direction in which the ingenious thinking of the magician was combined with digital media to produce a unique and original form of magic and illusion.
Marco's digital illusions and augmented realities were ideal for the emerging digital world. This was a brand of illusion that contemporary audiences could grasp. The Internet and social media proved to be the perfect showcase for Marco's innovative ideas. Illusion, technology and a creative approach to storytelling made Marco one of the most popular speakers at popular speakers at technology conferences all over the world including the annual TED get together.
A keen advocate of the open source community, Marco shares his ideas with artists, writers and technologists pushing them to explore and test the boundaries of the digital world. As a Director's Fellow at the prestigious MIT Media Lab he collaborates with researchers and scientists fascinated with the role that illusion plays in everyday life.