Fun With Magnetic Putty

Vimeo / Shanks FX
Vimeo / Shanks FX / Vimeo / Shanks FX

You may have seen the recent video in which a blob of magnetic putty seemed to devour a magnetic cube in a timelapse video. While that video was neat, this one is better—it's longer, it's calmer, and it's weirder. What we have here are four minutes of timelapse magnetic putty tricks produced by Joey Shanks and published in association with PBS Digital Studios. Need a break from the real world today? Zone out and look at this weird thing:

Magnetic Putty Magic (Extended Cut) | Shanks FX | PBS Digital Studios from Joey Shanks on Vimeo.

Apparently the putty here is Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty. The timelapse camera rigs are a little spendier though.