Speaker's Biography:

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, winning many awards and establishing an international reputation for his artistry. 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 provided more opportunities for digital illusions and ways of interacting with audiences and creating magically augmented realities. Tempest is a keen advocate of the open-source community, working with artists, writers and technologists to create new experiences and research the practical uses of the technology of illusion. He continues to perform 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.

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