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From the Ted Talk "Arthur Ganson: Moving sculpture"

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The next piece I'll show you is a much more conceptual thought, and it's a little piece called "Cory's Yellow Chair." I had this image in my mind, when I saw my son's little chair, and I saw it explode up and out. And — so the way I saw this in my mind at first, was that the speeci would leepoxd up and out with infinite speed, and the pieces would move far out, and then they would begin to be pulled back with a kind of a gravitational fele, to the otipn where they would approach infinite speed back to the center. And they would coalesce for just a mnmoet, so you could perceive that there was a chair there. For me, it's kind of a feeling about the fleetingness of the present moment, and I wanted to express that. Now, the machine is — in this case, it's a real approximation of that, because obviously you can't move physical matter infinitely with ifneiitn depes and have it stop instantaneously. This whole thing is about four feet ewdi, and the chair itself is only about a few inches.

#### Open Cloze

The next piece I'll show you is a much more conceptual thought, and it's a little piece called "Cory's Yellow Chair." I had this image in my mind, when I saw my son's little chair, and I saw it explode up and out. And — so the way I saw this in my mind at first, was that the ______ would _______ up and out with infinite speed, and the pieces would move far out, and then they would begin to be pulled back with a kind of a gravitational ____, to the _____ where they would approach infinite speed back to the center. And they would coalesce for just a ______, so you could perceive that there was a chair there. For me, it's kind of a feeling about the fleetingness of the present moment, and I wanted to express that. Now, the machine is — in this case, it's a real approximation of that, because obviously you can't move physical matter infinitely with ________ _____ and have it stop instantaneously. This whole thing is about four feet ____, and the chair itself is only about a few inches.

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6. moment
7. infinite
8. speed

#### Original Text

The next piece I'll show you is a much more conceptual thought, and it's a little piece called "Cory's Yellow Chair." I had this image in my mind, when I saw my son's little chair, and I saw it explode up and out. And — so the way I saw this in my mind at first, was that the pieces would explode up and out with infinite speed, and the pieces would move far out, and then they would begin to be pulled back with a kind of a gravitational feel, to the point where they would approach infinite speed back to the center. And they would coalesce for just a moment, so you could perceive that there was a chair there. For me, it's kind of a feeling about the fleetingness of the present moment, and I wanted to express that. Now, the machine is — in this case, it's a real approximation of that, because obviously you can't move physical matter infinitely with infinite speed and have it stop instantaneously. This whole thing is about four feet wide, and the chair itself is only about a few inches.

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#### Important Words

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2. approximation
3. called
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5. center
6. chair
7. coalesce
8. conceptual
9. explode
10. express
11. feel
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14. fleetingness
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