Marco Tempest , Director's Fellow
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 as one of the world's most unique performers. His interest in computer-generated imagery led him to incorporating video and digital technology in his work, and to the development of 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, consults on the subject of magic and illusion, and lectures internationally on the psychology of deception and creative thinking.
Marco 's Projects
Marco 's Events
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 9:15am to 10:15am
Meet EDI the Magic Robot at the ML Spring Member Meeting 2014
Research Updates: Projects - Marco Tempest & David Nuñez | Personal Robots
Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:45am
Magic Robot presentation for TTIVanguard "Connecting the Bots"
Creating the Illusion of the Thinking Machine
Wed, 01/29/2014 - 10:30am to 11:30am
The Media Lab India Initiative is an effort by students and alumni from the MIT Media Lab to bring together a community of makers and creators across India, and to facilitate collaboration and sharing of ideas across boundaries of disciplines, institutions and culture.
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:00am to Mon, 11/25/2013 - 12:00pmNew York, NY, United States
Look out, New York City! The Director's Fellows program is inbound to your amazing city for a weekend of workshopping, exploring, and connecting with our New York City-based Fellows: comedian Baratunde Thurston, designer Christopher Bevans, virtual magician Marco Tempest, and chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley.
Thu, 10/10/2013 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
An introduction to computational camera use in magic. A video of presentation can be found here: Video MAS-531-Oct,10 - 2013