- Director's Fellows Program Alumnus
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.