Technology

Augmented card tricks: Marco Tempest at TEDGlobal 2012

Marco Tempest

TEDGlobal loves Marco Tempest. For the TEDGlobal stage he’s bringing something brand-new. (Behind him — the playable titles spelling out his name.)

Marco Tempest

For the trick, he straps on a pair of augmented reality goggles wired up to the big screen, so we can see what he sees — and a little bit more.

Marco Tempest

Nothing makes a card trick trickier like augmented reality. Onscreen, we’re seeing cards flip, float and fly.

Marco Tempest

This over-the-shoulder shot displays the array of tech that makes Marco’s magic.

Photos: James Duncan Davidson. Curation: Bret Hartman