Drone Magic with Rhizomatiks Research

Drone Magic

We have created a performance piece, utilizing 24 autonomous drones, quadcopters, flying close to and around the performers body like a flock of trained birds.

AR2VR Qualcomm

AR2VR Eyewear Experience

We are exploring the intersection of AR and VR in ab audience interactive 2 minute digital eyewear experience. A collaboration with the Qualcomm Inventor lab

MagicRobot with MIT Media Lab

Human robot Interaction

For this project, we have built trajectory timeline composition software, a static/dynamic behavior system, a face animation library and pose tree system to transition between expressions, a sympathetic interface to an industrial robot, and custom hardware to achieve magic effects to be used in a live magic-robot performance.

Blended Reality HP

Blended Reality

An exploration into new interaction paradigms with the HP Sprout Blended Reality computing platform.

ARGestureSensing IWC Schaffhausen

A magical tale (with augmented reality)

Marco Tempest spins a beautiful story of what magic is, how it entertains us and how it highlights our humanity — all while working extraordinary illusions with his hands and an augmented reality machine.

Projection Tracking Toshiba

Augmented reality, techno-magic

Using sleight-of-hand techniques and charming storytelling, illusionist Marco Tempest brings a jaunty stick figure to life onstage.

PopUp Projection Volkswagen

The electric rise and fall of Nikola Tesla

Combining projection mapping and a pop-up book, Marco Tempest tells the visually arresting story of Nikola Tesla — called “the greatest geek who ever lived” — from his triumphant invention of alternating current to his penniless last days.

WearableAR Wired

A cyber-magic card trick like no other

The suits, numbers and colors in a deck of cards correspond to the seasons, moon cycles and calendar. Marco Tempest straps on augmented reality goggles and does a card trick like you’ve never seen before, weaving a lyrical tale as he deals. (This version fixes a glitch in the original performance, but is otherwise exactly as seen live by the TEDGlobal audience, including the dazzling augmented reality effects.)

MobileScreens T-Mobile

The magic of truth and lies (and iPods)

Using three iPods like magical props, Marco Tempest spins a clever, surprisingly heartfelt meditation on truth and lies, art and emotion.