Uploaded by TEDtalksDirector on Mar 30, 2012
Marco Tempest spins a beautiful story of what magic is, how it entertains us and how it highlights our humanity — all while working extraordinary illusions with his hands and an augmented reality machine.
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“We turn facts into similes, and metaphors — and even fantasies. Our stories make us the people we are. They give us our identity, and a sense of community. And if the story is a good one, it might even make us smile.”
. . . smiling I certainly am . . . :)
with passion & gratitude — jb