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LeWeb 2013: hanging out with digital illusionist Marco Tempest

LeWeb 2013: hanging out with digital illusionist Marco Tempest
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On day 3 of the LeWeb2013 conference in Paris, euronews’ Mark Davis received Marco Tempest for a Google+ Hangout On Air.

For years, Marco Tempest’s masterful blend of digital media and magic has enabled audiences to glimpse the future before technology gets there. Adventurer, Scientist, Showman, Dreamer and Hero… There’s no one quite like Marco Tempest. His imaginative combination of computer-generated imagery, video, music and stagecraft with his unique vision of future life is creatively unique and unequalled within the performing arts. No one else combines the incredible technical savvy with the showmanship, the physical skills and the charisma of Tempest. With all that talent, it’s amazing that he seems to enjoy poking fun at himself, and all those marvelous toys! Marco gets a kick out of bending reality around the edges. Is that image in the screen, or just in front of it?

At age 22, Marco captured the prestigious New York World Cup of Magic, launching him into international prominence. Marco Tempest has been featured in his own theatrical shows and as part of numerous television specials which have enjoyed well in excess of 500 million cumulative viewings across the world. Marco’s award winning television series The Virtual Magician is currently airing in 48+ countries. His talent has been recognized with a number of prestigious international awards. Marco Tempest is the winner of the 2009 World Magic Award for Best Contemporary Magic. Marco has been invited as a visionary presenter to the Seoul Digital Forum and the TEDxTokyo conference and presented his keynote to the xDays Leadership conference in Switzerland. His work is constantly changing: as new technologies evolve, Marco Tempest finds captivating ways of turning those advances into compelling illusions.

Seize your chance to discuss the future of technology with the people who are making it, Check the other hangouts at LeWeb2013