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A Magician for the Modern Age

By Chuck Davis

Who is Marco Tempest? I hesitate to refer to him as a magician, although he’s won awards like the New York World Cup of Magic and the World Magic Award for Best Contemporary Magic. On his website he refers to himself as a technoillusionist, which probably sums it up as well as anything.

Tempest combines the latest technology, or sometimes even tomorrow’s technology, with the skills of a magician, and creates a unique brand of stagecraft that you simply have to see to understand. Not that you’ll know how he does it—there’s still magic in it!—but at least you’ll be that much closer to defining his skills yourself.

Here’s his latest from the TED conferences, where he’s a regular speaker/performer.

There are more where this came from on Marco’s video library.