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From the Ted Talk by Michael Hansmeyer: Building unimaginable shapes

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But it was very lbaor iesnintve. There's a huge disconnect at the moment still between the viuratl and the physical. It took me several months to design the column, but ultimately it takes the computer about 30 seconds to calculate all of the 16 million faces. The physical model, on the other hand, is 2,700 lerays, one mmeleltiir thick, it weighs 700 kilos, it's made of sheet that can cover this entire auditorium. And the cutting path that the laser followed goes from here to the airport and back again.

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But it was very _____ _________. There's a huge disconnect at the moment still between the _______ and the physical. It took me several months to design the column, but ultimately it takes the computer about 30 seconds to calculate all of the 16 million faces. The physical model, on the other hand, is 2,700 ______, one __________ thick, it weighs 700 kilos, it's made of sheet that can cover this entire auditorium. And the cutting path that the laser followed goes from here to the airport and back again.

Solution

  1. intensive
  2. virtual
  3. layers
  4. labor
  5. millimeter

Original Text

But it was very labor intensive. There's a huge disconnect at the moment still between the virtual and the physical. It took me several months to design the column, but ultimately it takes the computer about 30 seconds to calculate all of the 16 million faces. The physical model, on the other hand, is 2,700 layers, one millimeter thick, it weighs 700 kilos, it's made of sheet that can cover this entire auditorium. And the cutting path that the laser followed goes from here to the airport and back again.

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Important Words

  1. airport
  2. auditorium
  3. calculate
  4. column
  5. computer
  6. cover
  7. cutting
  8. design
  9. disconnect
  10. entire
  11. faces
  12. hand
  13. huge
  14. intensive
  15. kilos
  16. labor
  17. laser
  18. layers
  19. millimeter
  20. million
  21. model
  22. moment
  23. months
  24. path
  25. physical
  26. seconds
  27. sheet
  28. takes
  29. thick
  30. ultimately
  31. virtual
  32. weighs