Marco Tempest is a Creative Technologist at the NASA | Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a Director’s Fellow at the MIT MediaLab and the Founder and Director of the MagicLab in New York City. As a regular speaker at TED conferences he is known for his work with digital technologies to create immersive, and often astonishing, experiences. Marco is continually looking for innovative ways to use technology to broadcast information and engage audience attention.
Marco has a proven record of using
digital technologies to communicate with audiences in astonishing ways. ‘We are
competing for attention and those with the most captivating messages will win.’
He draws from a wide range of inspirations and is a keen advocate of the open
source community, working with writers, artists, and technologies to create new
digital experiences. His current interest lies in using digital technology to
prototype the future.
AREA OF EXPERTISE
Extended Reality, Design, Marketing, Emerging Tech, Leadership, Strategy
Directors Fellow, MIT Media Lab
Creative Technologist at the NASA | Jet Propulsion Laboratory
MagicLab, Founder & Director
Cultural Leader World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos
Special Fellowship, Academy of Magical Arts (Honorary)
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
World Technology Award, Contemporary Art
World Magic Award, Best Contemporary Magic
Merlin Award, Best Contemporary Magician
Mandrake d’Or "Oscar of Magic"