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Tom Shannon's Hover and Visionary Sculpture

Posted on the 03 June 2012 by Pcd2k @pcd2k

Tom Shannon's hover and visionary sculpture
is concerned with astronomy and astronomical proportions, a deep reflection of the universe and how it works through proportional representations of the sun earth and moon.
Tom Shannon is perhaps best known for the magnetically levitated sculpture, pictured here. Using permanent magnets the sculpture hovers silently in the air and never loses altitude.
In the video below, he takes us on his journey from what he's achieved to what he hopes to achieve.  On the TED stage, he demonstrates his prowess, finesse with sculptural form and understanding of physics and engineering through to his visionary architectural floating spherical video airship.
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