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Who Knew Hair Dryer Physics Could be so Cool?

Zen mode, engaged.

This kinetic art installation was created by French magician and juggler Antoine Terrieux as part of an exhibition for the Maison Des Jonglages (House of Juggling). From a series of updrafts for a paper airplane, to a spinning vortex of water vapor, Terrieux uses the dryers to show off the science of what he describes as “eternally-perpetuating  motion.”

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This kind of energy transfer happens all around us – but we typically only see its effects, not origin. For example, you might notice a tree swaying, or a sail boat moving, but you’re probably not going to think about the air flow that’s causing it to move in the first place. Terrieux has incorporated this concept into his stage performances, relying on the wonders of physics rather than the art of deception to drive his “magic” acts.

It’s the science-art fusion we never knew we needed. And now we want more.

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