Thomas is an artist, tech futurist and hacker with a focus on harnessing new technologies and showcasing innovative applications. His work begins with hacking things together by subverting systems to realise a concept he has imagined. Nothing in his mind is impossible. Formerly Tom London – a moniker he adopted to rank himself highly in Google searches – He built his reputation as a digital magician, using hacking and deception to perform interpretations of infamous tricks, demonstrate social engineering and how magic and technology are infamously indistinguishable.
Online his performances have amassed over 40 million views, and he has performed keynote addresses in over 30 countries on behalf of brands such as Microsoft, HP, Snapchat and Instagram. Thomas is currently consulting tech companies and startups with regards to innovation and creating artistic content to communicate technological advancements. At 15 Tom hacked into his school’s computer network and uncovered students who were downloading illegal and damaging content into the school’s computers. He revealed the systems’ weaknesses to his network admin who also played World of Warcraft, who told the headmaster. He was rewarded with admin user rights to the school computers so that he could play World of Warcraft during lunch breaks. Win.
In 2017 Tom hacked his live America’s Got Talent audition by using PubNub’s data stream as a method for delivering ultra-high speed payloads to mobile devices. He delivered a keynote for WIRED magazine on combining technology and magic as a theory to explaining and showcasing technology in a way that understands the comprehension of an audience with regards to technology, and how this can create magical experiences with technology. He built a mind-reading AI using the world’s most powerful NFC RFID reader that he built into an eye tracking robot. It fooled many notable cybersecurity officers and was broadcast on BBC worldwide numerous times.
Thomas’ debut art exhibition, STRANGERS received acclaim for its technological innovations. The pieces include a world first in holographic technology, Real-Time Art and he invented a new form of digital infinity mirror. Food Bank, a constantly updating data art piece depicting the number of global deaths from starvation against the millions of dollars spent daily by the first world on weight loss programmes and products – minus the money needed to feed those who starved. Also, part of the show, he then created a “life-changing” VR experience that captured his intimate, relationship experiences and played them back for attendees to vicariously live through.
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When at corporate events, Thomas is known to cover the following topics:
- Digital Innovation
- Technology & Innovation
- Art & Technology
- Artificial Intelligence
Watch Thomas delivering a TEDxBerlinSalon talk, here: