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From the Ted Talk by Tom Shannon: Anti-gravity sculpture

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This is a sculpture I made, which is a way of, kind of, freeing a form into an object that has different degrees of freedom. So, it can balance on a pnoit. This is a bronze ball, an aluminum arm here, and then this wodoen disk. And the wooden disk was really thought about as something that you'd want to hold on to, and that would glide eislay through your hands. The aluminum is because it's very light. The bronze is nice hard, durable material that could roll on the ground. Inside of the bronze ball there's a lead wgeiht that is free-swinging on an axle that's on two bearings that pass in between, across it, like this, that counterbalance this weight. So it allows it to roll. And the sphere has that baclane property that it always sort of stays still and looks the same from every dciitroen. But if you put something on top of it, it disbalances it. And so it would tip over. But in this case because the interior is free-swinging in rloteain to the sphere, it can stand up on one point. And then there was a second level to this object, which is that it — I wetand it to convey some proportions that I was itnerseetd in, which is the diameter of the Moon and the diameter of the Earth in ptorpioron to each other.

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This is a sculpture I made, which is a way of, kind of, freeing a form into an object that has different degrees of freedom. So, it can balance on a _____. This is a bronze ball, an aluminum arm here, and then this ______ disk. And the wooden disk was really thought about as something that you'd want to hold on to, and that would glide ______ through your hands. The aluminum is because it's very light. The bronze is nice hard, durable material that could roll on the ground. Inside of the bronze ball there's a lead ______ that is free-swinging on an axle that's on two bearings that pass in between, across it, like this, that counterbalance this weight. So it allows it to roll. And the sphere has that _______ property that it always sort of stays still and looks the same from every _________. But if you put something on top of it, it disbalances it. And so it would tip over. But in this case because the interior is free-swinging in ________ to the sphere, it can stand up on one point. And then there was a second level to this object, which is that it — I ______ it to convey some proportions that I was __________ in, which is the diameter of the Moon and the diameter of the Earth in __________ to each other.

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  2. wooden
  3. easily
  4. relation
  5. direction
  6. proportion
  7. balance
  8. point
  9. interested
  10. wanted

Original Text

This is a sculpture I made, which is a way of, kind of, freeing a form into an object that has different degrees of freedom. So, it can balance on a point. This is a bronze ball, an aluminum arm here, and then this wooden disk. And the wooden disk was really thought about as something that you'd want to hold on to, and that would glide easily through your hands. The aluminum is because it's very light. The bronze is nice hard, durable material that could roll on the ground. Inside of the bronze ball there's a lead weight that is free-swinging on an axle that's on two bearings that pass in between, across it, like this, that counterbalance this weight. So it allows it to roll. And the sphere has that balance property that it always sort of stays still and looks the same from every direction. But if you put something on top of it, it disbalances it. And so it would tip over. But in this case because the interior is free-swinging in relation to the sphere, it can stand up on one point. And then there was a second level to this object, which is that it — I wanted it to convey some proportions that I was interested in, which is the diameter of the Moon and the diameter of the Earth in proportion to each other.

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