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Magic for Both Sides of Your Brain

2012 November 2
by Marquita Herald

Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. ~Roald Dahl

IllusionDo you believe in Magic? I do. But whether you do or not, this amazing performance by Technoillusinist Marco Tempest is sure to bring a smile to your face.

Regular visitors to IGG know I’ve been a fan of Marco’s for a long time, so this isn’t the first of his TED Talk performance I’ve shared here.

Adventurer, scientist, showman and dreamer … 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 of course there are 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?

Each performance is unique, and often jaw dropping … his cyber-magic card trick is no exception.

Did you know the suits, numbers and colors in a deck of cards correspond to the seasons, moon cycles and calendar? In this brief TED Talk, Tempest does a card trick like you’ve never seen before, weaving a lyrical tale as he deals.


Marco Tempest’s work is constantly changing: as new technologies evolve. If you’d like to learn more about his work, or receive his newsletter, please visit his website at

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17 Responses
  1. November 19, 2012

    Hi Marquitta,

    that was an awesome video you shared, I enjoyed it very much.
    It combined the ‘magic’ of technology and Marco’s clever talent.

    The quote by Roald Dahl says it all.

    We can be open to the magic all around us.

    Thank you so much for sharing this!

    Love and Light
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  2. November 13, 2012

    Magic is everywhere in every little thing if only we feel it. Thanks for sharing such a great post.

  3. November 11, 2012

    How fascinating! This is such a lighthearted read and you definitely made my day! Thanks!
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  4. November 8, 2012

    Oh boy this was so much fun! Thanks for introducing us to Marco. The video was amazing.

    This came at the perfect time for me. I needed a little magic in my life to lighten things up. I so appreciate the share Marty!

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    • November 9, 2012

      Hey Donna, great to hear from you! I’m so glad you were finally able to reunite with your family and that everyone is okay. You are such an upbeat and compassionate person, I’m sure your energy will go a long way toward helping them to weather the recovery. Warmest aloha,

  5. November 6, 2012

    Definitely enthralling :) I adore magic shows and I love their ability to bring out the child in me. Thanks for sharing, Marty :)
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  6. November 5, 2012

    Hi Marquita,
    A fascinating post!!!! I agree that we can experience magic only if we believe in it. Thanks for the share!!!

  7. November 4, 2012

    Thanks for sharing this very interesting post here! Keep it up always!
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  8. November 4, 2012

    Hi Marty…fascinating stuff. I love magic…and he’s good. Thanks for sharing this cool video.
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  9. November 3, 2012

    I’m a big fan of TED too Marty. Wow Marco is something else isn’t he! Imagine being able to do things like that at parties. Brilliant! :)
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  10. November 3, 2012

    Hi Marquita. Very cool video! I am subscribed to TED because I find so much inspiration there. I hadn’t see this one yet, so I’m glad that I found it here. Thanks for sharing.

    All the best,
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  11. November 3, 2012

    Hi Marquita,
    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful article. I love TED talks too. And I love being exposed to new people and talent I haven’t seen before – thanks for introducing Marco to us.

    And I have never seen the cards represented by the seasons – everything on this planet is connected, isn’t that incredible. We are just energy. and the numbers – 52….cards and weeks…

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  12. November 3, 2012

    I love it. I think that we need magic in our life. All of us could be magician. Life could be beautiful for everyone who can see world in magical way. It’s depend on us how we see our surroundings. This film shows that there are beautiful people on the world which can change their reality and some normal things to magical show. How beautiful it could be, if people used their heads to get some magical moments in their life.

  13. November 2, 2012

    That sure was a wonderful video Marty!

    Yes indeed, magic is what we all need to create in our lives, and we can if we want to – isn’t it? I guess it all depends on the way we see our life.

    Thanks for sharing. :)
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  14. November 2, 2012

    What great fun. I had to share that with my husband too! I love TED Talks. They are always so amazingly informative, uplifting and touching at times. Thanks for sharing this!

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  15. November 2, 2012

    Marty, thanks so much for sharing this! Marco Tempest is too cool – he has a news fan in me.
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  16. November 2, 2012


    That was fabulous. Thanks for sharing Marco’s magic. We can use a little magic to overcome the incredibly destructive storms we have seen.


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