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Marco Tempest: The electric rise and fall of Nikola Tesla

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Published on Jun 20, 2012

http://www.ted.com Combining projection mapping and a pop-up book, Marco Tempest tells a visually arresting story about Nikola Tesla -- called "the greatest geek who ever lived" -- from his triumphant invention of alternating current to his penniless last days.

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