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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.

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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 ______ 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.

Solution

  1. wide
  2. point
  3. feel
  4. pieces
  5. explode
  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

  1. approach
  2. approximation
  3. called
  4. case
  5. center
  6. chair
  7. coalesce
  8. conceptual
  9. explode
  10. express
  11. feel
  12. feeling
  13. feet
  14. fleetingness
  15. gravitational
  16. image
  17. inches
  18. infinite
  19. infinitely
  20. instantaneously
  21. kind
  22. machine
  23. matter
  24. mind
  25. moment
  26. move
  27. perceive
  28. physical
  29. piece
  30. pieces
  31. point
  32. present
  33. pulled
  34. real
  35. show
  36. speed
  37. stop
  38. thought
  39. wanted
  40. wide
  41. yellow