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kinetic sculpture

Here’s a Friday treat for you. This mind-boggling kinetic sculpture was created for the newly opened BMW Museum in Germany. 714 metal balls on strings. The video is 6 minutes long – scroll through the first 52 seconds to get to the interesting part.

Art+Com created the sculpture – visit their website for more mind-boggling work.

Link via Dustbowl and Engadget

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  1. Doctors should prescribe viewing this kind of work for lowering blood pressure! Completely entrancing! As far as how it was accomplished, I would think that each ball is moved by its own motor, winding and unwinding the “string” to raise and lower the ball, and that each motor is controlled by computer code. Would require a fast processor to simultaneously run over 700 programs at the same time!

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