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Tom Shannon:
Anti-gravity sculpture

TED2003 · 11:55 · Filmed Feb 2003
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Tom Shannon shows off his gravity-defying, otherworldly sculpture — made of simple, earthly materials — that floats and spins like planets on magnets and suspension wire. It's science-inspired art at its most heavenly.

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Tom Shannon's mixed-material sculpture seems to levitate — often it actually does — thanks to powerful magnets and clever arrangements of suspension wire. He designed the TED Prize trophy. Full bio
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