Space Juggling
July 31, 2021 7:49 PM   Subscribe

Space juggling "The first rule of Space Juggling is that thrown balls move in straight lines." Interview with Adam Dipert
posted by dhruva (16 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
 
That is both cool and delightful. Great find.
posted by PhineasGage at 9:48 PM on July 31 [1 favorite]


Wow — this is really neat!
posted by darkstar at 11:24 PM on July 31


The Coriolis effect -- still one of the weirdest phenomena in classical mechanics.

Anyone know why he has his face all scrunched up in most of these videos?
posted by a car full of lions at 11:46 PM on July 31


The Coriolis effect -- still one of the weirdest phenomena in classical mechanics.

And yet made obvious in these videos where the camera is rotating at the same speed as him. Neat.

Anyone know why he has his face all scrunched up in most of these videos?

A combination of extreme concentration and vomit-suppression? I can't imagine the experience of actually doing this and feel it's better not to try.
posted by merlynkline at 1:16 AM on August 1


Beautiful! So much complexity to achieve that simple elegant result.
posted by Wrinkled Stumpskin at 2:51 AM on August 1


Anyone know why he has his face all scrunched up in most of these videos?
That is a well-known technique in the juggling world. It makes it look hard.
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Or so the joke goes. Actually, learning new tricks takes so much concentration that you often forget to keep your face normal.
posted by bitslayer at 5:30 AM on August 1 [4 favorites]


I though the first rule of Space Juggling is THERE IS NO SPACE JUGGLING.
posted by hippybear at 5:50 AM on August 1 [1 favorite]


That is so cool looking!
posted by starfishprime at 8:06 AM on August 1


I must admit that I am pretty disappointed that there is no actual juggling in space. Perhaps he should have called it barn juggling?
posted by TheCoug at 8:54 AM on August 1 [4 favorites]


Anyone know why he has his face all scrunched up in most of these videos?

My guess would be that it's the result of being suspended face down and having to strain to keep his neck up (per the behind the scenes videos).
posted by senor biggles at 9:27 AM on August 1


having to strain to keep his neck up

Oh yeah, and his limbs, too. Come to think of it, this is way more strenuous than regular juggling.
posted by a car full of lions at 9:40 AM on August 1 [1 favorite]


SEND. THAT. BOY. TO. SPAAAAAAACCCCCEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by tspae at 2:28 PM on August 1


I am quite amused by the final line of his About page:
In addition to developing a new suite of dance moves for outer space, he has exercised remarkable restraint not asking NASA for permission to spin fire on the ISS.
posted by cheshyre at 4:50 PM on August 1 [2 favorites]


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Sun, 11:55 PM EDT
Space Juggling: Film Release Event and Q&A
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posted by otherchaz at 7:50 PM on August 1


i'm glad that jeff bezos has found a way to out-dweeb mark zuckerberg and his flag-surfing
posted by wreckingball at 5:56 AM on August 2


permission to spin fire on the ISS

Suddenly I have a new life goal
posted by ook at 9:48 AM on August 2


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