We love technology and we love magic, so when we see something that brings both of these great subjects together – well, we just have to share it. Check out this video by Marco Tempest. You will be amazed. Marco is an award-winning illusionist with a flair for presenting magic in a unique, technology-enhanced setting:
See? We weren’t kidding; the guy blends technology with magic to jaw-dropping effect. From interactive card tricks (using digital card images projected on an iPhone) to placing his head or hand magically inside a video monitor, Marco dazzles crowds all over the world with his incredible feats of magic. (We’re still trying to figure out how he got butterflies to appear on his iPhone and move them, magically from one phone to another.)
Marco is a Swiss-born magician who resides in New York City. While he’s been performing magic for some years, he gained widespread fame with an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Since his appearance in 2006, he’s gone on to produce an entire show, which is called “The VIrtual Magician” and is based around interactive technology-themed magic. He also issued a “Phonecam” challenge, to encourage other magicians to post a video-taped magic trick done in one take, using no cuts or edits. Want to catch this amazing magician on the road? Check out Marco Tempests’ Tour Schedule.
We first found Marco showing off his talents when the original iPhone launched back in 2007. Here he uses the iPhone to X-Ray his hand.
Make Magic with Your iPhone
To create many of the illusions Marco performs on stage, he produces his own apps that run on devices like the iPhone. Want to make magic on your iPhone like Marco? Then make a magic app or game for the iPhone or iPad. You can do it. Spend an exciting week learning 3D Game Development for the iPhone or App Development for Apple iDevices. Before you know it, you’ ll be on your way to wowing crowds…just like Marco Tempest.
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