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The Technium: The Clock in the Mountain
"In contrast to the human-scale of the prototype, the Clock in the mountain will be monumental, almost architectural in scale. It will be roughly 200 feet tall. Located under a remote limestone mountain in the Sierra Diablo Mountain range in Texas, it will require a day’s hike to reach its interior gears. Just reaching the entrance tunnel situated 1500 feet above the high scrub desert will leave some visitors out of breath, nicked by thorns, and wondering what they got themselves into." Beautiful; not only that they're building it, but that pilgrimage is practically built into the design. "You wind the clock by walking", as it were.
longnow  clock  pilgrimage  hiking  walking 
june 2011 by infovore
Zeitgeber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"<i>Zeitgeber</i> (from German for "time giver," or "synchronizer") is any exogenous (external) cue that synchronizes an organism's endogenous (internal) time-keeping system (clock) to the earth's 24-hour light/dark cycle. The strongest zeitgeber, for both plants and animals, is light. Non-photic zeitgebers include temperature, social interactions, pharmacological manipulation and eating/drinking patterns. To maintain clock-environment synchrony, zeitgebers induce changes in the concentrations of the molecular components of the clock to levels consistent with the appropriate stage in the 24-hour cycle, a process termed entrainment."
biology  clock  time  zeitgeber 
february 2011 by infovore
Scroll Clock
It's a digital clock made out of scrollbars; divs being resized to force overflow and generate a scrollbar make up the seven-segment display. Bonkers.
javascript  css  clock  programming  absurd 
november 2009 by infovore
The Corpus Clock and The Chronophage
"Introduced by Dr John C.Taylor, Invenit et Fecit" - or, to translate, he invented it, and he built it. Video explaining some of the finer points of the chronophage. Stunningly beautiful.
chronophage  clock  timepiece  engineering  time  corpuschristi  cambridge  video 
september 2008 by infovore
Stephen Hawking to unveil strange new way to tell the time - Telegraph
"He calls the new version of the escapement a 'Chronophage' (time-eater) - "a fearsome beast which drives the clock, literally "eating away time". It is the largest Grasshopper escapement of any clock in the world." Stunning new timepiece for the Corpus library. Breathtakingly beautiful.
chronophage  clock  timepiece  mechanical  engineering  beautiful 
september 2008 by infovore
Simon Heys » Word Clock
"Word Clock is a typographic screensaver for Mac OS X. It displays a fixed list of all numbers and words sufficient to express any possible date and time as a sentence." Gorgeous.
macosx  mac  osx  typography  type  clock  design  screensaver 
april 2008 by infovore
Undercover restorers fix Paris landmark's clock | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
"For a year from September 2005, under the nose of the Panthéon's unsuspecting security officials, a group of intrepid "illegal restorers"... pieced apart and repaired the antique clock that had been left to rust in the building since the 1960s." Awesome
paris  culture  clock  hacking  architecture  engineering  activism  awesome 
december 2007 by infovore
tres haute horologie - a photoset on Flickr
Some beautiful close-up photography of watches and chronometers. The lighting-work is particularly impressive.
lighting  photography  chronometer  watch  clock  timepiece  macro  closeup 
july 2007 by infovore
Objectpark's FuzzyClock
Often you don't need the exact time in hours, minutes and seconds. A more human readable style like "five past ten" makes more sense. For that, you can now use FuzzyClock.
mac  osx  freeware  clock  utility 
april 2007 by infovore
oscilloscope clock
A kit to output a digital clock face to any two-axis oscilloscope.
electronics  oscilloscope  clock  project 
april 2007 by infovore

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