How does this "floating table" work?

The Action Lab Man made a table supported by thread. You can see other examples of "floating compression" in this Wikipedia article about tensegrity. Read the rest

String sculpture held up with springy plastic parts

This string sculpture probably works like Kenneth Snelson's "tensegrity towers." Snelson, born in 1927, says his former professor Buckminster Fuller "took credit for Snelson's discovery of the concept that Fuller named tensegrity. Fuller gave the idea its name, combining 'tension' and 'structural integrity.'"

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