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Sep. 05, 2013

Meet Jessica Banks, Kinetic Furniture Designer and Skull Embellisher

by The Secret Life of Scientists

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The latest Secret Life subject designs malleable tables and mechanized chandeliers. Outside of the lab, she works with a different set of tools—namely, animal skulls, which she decorates and then gifts to friends. Welcome to the strange and beautiful world of Jessica Banks, a robotocist and engineer whose aim in life is to "inspire wonder and awe." In the videos below, Jessica shows off her "levitating float table," then answers 10 rapid fire questions about her life, her career, and whether she'd rather be a robot or an astronaut. Learn more about Jessica on her Secret Life homepage.

Watch Jessica Banks: Immersed in Wonder on PBS. See more from Secret Life of Scientists.

 

10 Questions

Watch 10 Questions for Jessica Banks on PBS. See more from Secret Life of Scientists.

 

 
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About The Secret Life of Scientists

PBS/NOVA’s The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers is an Emmy-nominated web-series that profiles today's leading scientists and shows what happens when the lab coats come off.

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