The Orb is a persistence-of-vision spherical display created by hand by with mechanical design and fabrication by Ron Sears. Two have been made so far, the second of which displays visualizations created with device-specific software. Both Orbs have been presented at various conferences and festivals such as SIGGRAPH Asia, Maker Faire, and Coachella.
Nick presenting version one at TED.
This version is currently on display at the Cousins & Sears office @ 540 President Street in Brooklyn.