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Newton’s Daydream is a 30-foot, audio-kinetic ball sculpture at the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City, Utah.
It uses two sizes of balls so that the action at the top can be seen by viewers below. The large vertical space allows for some exciting movement, as balls roll down spirals and staircases and fly through mid-air on their journey. The piece contains approximately 300′ of track meandering around seven illuminated spheres and includes devices like the Orrery, Climber, Wraparound, and Spinner. This sculpture features an interactive wheel where visitors can affect the pathway of the balls in which balls climb up and roll down in a chaotic fashion.
This ball machine was designed by George Rhoads in collaboration with Rock Stream Studios.
30' x 36' x 36'
Clark Planetarium, Salt Lake City, Utah