3 videos: Building the “Nucleotide” balloon sculpture at TED2011

Posted by: Emily McManus
  • From Romy Owens’ Vimeo channel: Jason Hackenwerth, Leah Blair and a few TED folk all appear in this time-lapse detailing the three days of building a sculpture for TED2011 in Long Beach, California. The build was short and on location at the Performing Arts Center where TED is currently being held.

    Many thanks David Bowie for his fantastic song “Life on Mars.” Bowie is what I listened to most while inflating balloons.

    More balloon video comes from our dedicated tech volunteer John Todd. First, “Birth of a balloon monster:”

  • … then, “Death of a balloon monster”