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Sisyphus Kinetic Art Table

If you love artist Bruce Shapiro’s magnetic sand art, you’ll be glad to know that you can soon have one in your house as a table, and in a variety of wood veneer or hardwoods. It will have at least 25 built-in sand patterns that you can toggle via an app.
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Mesmerizing video shows awesome patterns made using magnets and sand

Technology / Technology Industry News : Silicon Alley Insider

Bruce Shapiro used the art of motion control to create this complex and beautiful time-lapse. Based on the Greek myth, he calls it Sisyphus.  Video courtesy of Bruce Shapiro Follow BI Video: On Facebook   Join the conversation about...

The Sisyphus Machine creates beautiful patterns in sand

Humor / odd : Boing Boing

Bruce Shapiro makes mesmerizing and impermanent sculptures with commercial motion-control gear, as used in robotics to less artistic ends. He's been doing it for 25 years, he writes, creating kinetic sculptures that embody his love ...

‘Sisyphus’, A Kinetic Sculpture Featuring Stunning Expanding and Contracting Geometric Patterns

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Steel balls roll in sand to create swirling geometric patterns that expand and contract in the kinetic sculpture Sisyphus by physician-cum-artist Bruce Shapiro. Two short videos show how the balls move with precision to slowly carve...

These beautiful sand patterns were created by the Sisyphus...

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Steel Ball Sand Art

Society & Culture / Men's Interest : The Awesomer

In his Sisyphus series, artist Bruce Shapiro creates hypnotic, non-permanent works of art using computer-controlled contraptions which make intricate patterns by rolling a magnetic ball through a tabletop covered with sand.


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