Marco Tempest Headshot
Report a problem with this profile
[email protected]

Marco Tempest      


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 world¹s 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.

Tempest’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 Tempest’s innovative ideas. Illusion, technology and a creative approach to storytelling made Tempest 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, Tempest shares his ideas with artists, writers and technologists pushing them to explore and test the boundaries of the digital world. As a Directors Fellow at the prestigious MIT Media Lab he collaborates with researchers and scientists fascinated with the role that illusion plays in everyday life.

Speech Topics


In "Inventing the Impossible" Marco reveals the psychology, technology, and innovation that goes into creating magical experiences. It is an inspirational presentation about problem solving, creative thinking, and engaging audiences to push beyond their personal barriers to imagine and achieve truly extraordinary results.


Magic Today Is Just Technology in the Future, Says Illusionist Marco Tempest
“Cyber illusionist” Marco Tempest has been using technology to pull off magic tricks on YouTube and at live events for years. But at the Code Conference today in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Tempest explained that he has to follow technological progress closely — lest it put him out of a job.
Marco Tempest
Marco Tempest is a Swiss-born magician known for using emerging technology to create and enhance his mind-bending tricks and illusions.
Pick Some Pixels, Any Pixels: Open Source Illusionist Hacks Magic ...
Marco Tempest sees the marriage of science and magic as a way to envision where technology might take us.

Related Speakers View all

More like Marco