Moon Dust

The Moon Dust Table is a square table with a rotating disk inset in the top.  Like a potter’s wheel, the disk is constantly spinning. Loose sand is placed on top and visitors can drag their fingers and other things (like combs, brushes and palette knives) to see how it moves.  Sand that falls off the wheel is caught in the area below and users can scoop it up to return it to the wheel. 

This video, shot from the top downwards, shows the Moon Dust Table in action as a creative museum visitor makes a beautiful design!

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