Entertainment

Nicola Tesla in light and sound: Marco Tempest at TED2012

Marco Tempest, the magician who was a spectacular hit at TEDGlobal 2011, takes the stage to tell a story, with projections, pop-up books, magic gestures, to tell the story of Nicola Tesla.

Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Marco dons a hat, and Tesla’s face projects on his, as he continues the story.

Photo: James Duncan Davidson

And finally, he talks to a tiny little Tesla, consoling him as his career falls apart.

Photo: James Duncan Davidson

See also: His two performances from TED Global 2011: The magic of truth and lies (and iPods), and Augmented reality, techno-magic.