Christian Long

Michael Moschen: Juggles Rhythm and Motion

In TED Talks on May 25, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Reflection by DEVON H.

Original TED page w/ speaker bio, links, comments, etc:

Michael Moschen:  Juggles Rhythm and Motion

I had mixed feelings when I watched this video. I understand that he is trying to display how to use space, and the difference in positive and negative space.

The presentation is actually quite interesting to watch just for the visuals in his juggling. Each piece is very intricate and visualy stunning. The only problem I found was that the presentation was kind of lacking. When you first turn the video on, you think that the video is over half an hour of just him juggling. After his first piece he explains that his aim is to make you aware of space of lack there of.

After every piece he would give an explanation of space. I felt that the way he chose to explain and display his point in terms that didn’t really make sense. Another thing that I noticed was when he would make a mistake. I know that he is human and makes mistakes, but it was his reaction to his mastakes that got my attention. He would always make a face or a comment.

Other than that the talk was very interesting. Each piece had its own character with the elements. He began using little rubber balls and progressed to other elements such as large cylinders.

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