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“Creative Illusionist” and Magician to Keynote IBC Show

Marco Tempest will explore virtual production and the metaverse

A photo of Marco Tempest surrounded by a swarm of media drones

Marco Tempest sounds like a pretty smart guy. He’s a magician and a “creative illusionist” at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory as well as the founder of magicLab, a consortium of people and companies involved in “science, illusion and digital technology” based in Manhattan.

The IBC2023 show has announced that Tempest will keynote next month’s convention in Amsterdam.

“Free for all visitors and exhibitors to attend, the ‘Virtual Production & the Metaverse: A future where everyone is invited to play’ session will combine generative AI, mixed reality, storytelling, gestural sensing and swarm robotics to give us a glimpse of a delightful, augmented future right now.”

The organizers promise that the keynote “demonstrate live on stage how you can interact with new tech in a virtual world and how this new field can be accessible and equitable.”

Watch for a preview of the IBC show in Radio World’s Sept. 1 issue.