The Guardian Activate Summit presents Marco Tempest, virtual magician and CEO of Newmagic Communications Inc."
Marco Tempest’s imaginative combination of computer-generated imagery, quick-cut video and enthusiastic stage presence has earned him a place in the pantheon of great illusionists. Through his art, Tempest creates a highly entertaining way to be entranced by the reality-bending tech magic that surrounds us all every day. He says: “I blend the line between what is incredibly real and what is incredibly not.”
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