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Secret Cameras Record Baltimore’s Every Move From Above
"Individual recognition, however, wasn’t the point; any dot could be followed backward or forward in time, which opened up all sorts of investigative possibilities."
surveillance  police  air  secrets  time 
24 days ago by kevan
Adventurers Wanted
"Adventurers Wanted is 250-hour long tabletop roleplaying game: an epic odyssey of battles, monsters and quests, lasting for the entire Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017."
games  comedy  time 
august 2017 by kevan
Doc around the clock: BBC Arena celebrates 40 years in a day | Sight & Sound | BFI
"Approaching its 40th anniversary in characteristically thoughtful and ludic fashion, long-time producer Anthony Wall and editor Emma Matthews have revisited its archive of over 600 films from which they’ve terraformed a 24-hour film."
television  history  time 
may 2016 by kevan
A Chindogu Clock for Procrastinators - Dave Seah
"It's guaranteed to be up to 15 minutes fast. However, it also speeds up and slows down in an unpredictable manner so you can’t be sure how fast it really is."
time  illusions 
march 2016 by kevan
Thomson & Craighead | The Time Machine in Alphabetical Order, 2010 on Vimeo
"'The Time Machine in alphabetical order' is a complete rendition of the 1960s film version of HG Wells novella re-edited by Thomson & Craighead into alphabetical order from beginning to end."
films  time  language 
june 2014 by kevan
Digital Sundial | HinesLab, Inc
"During the day, bands of sunlight sweep over the ends of optical fibers in the encoding cylinder. Light travels through the fibers to illuminate the segments of the display to form readable numbers."
light  time  technology 
january 2014 by kevan
TV's Pace and the Ads Increase as Time Goes By - New York Times
From 1989. "The machines are also used to create an artificial level of enthusiasm among game show contestants and actors in commercials by speeding up the motion while keeping voices at a normal pitch."
television  time  illusions 
september 2013 by kevan
BBC News - London to Brighton non-stop: Tracking the changes to a seaside rail journey
"The BBC filmed that journey back in 1953 when passengers could travel the entire route without stopping. Thirty years later it repeated the exercise, observing the changes in the intervening time. Now I've retraced that trip, 60 years on."
videos  transport  time  via:sarah 
august 2013 by kevan
For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine
"Karp Lykov fought a long and losing battle with himself to keep all this modernity at bay. When they first got to know the geologists, the family would accept only a single gift—salt."
secrets  time  russia 
january 2013 by kevan
The New French Hacker-Artist Underground | Magazine
"There is no law in France, it turns out, against the improvement of clocks."
secrets  time  paris  hacking  art  via:mugla 
january 2012 by kevan
BBC News - Clock ticking for leaning Big Ben
"The tower leans 0.26 degrees to the north-west, putting it out of alignment by about 0.5m at its highest point." [...] "Our resident expert believes it will be between 4,000 and 10,000 years before it becomes a problem."
time  future 
october 2011 by kevan
Vetinari clock will drive you insane - Hack a Day
"The coil leads were disconnected from the clock circuit and connected to digital inputs of an Arduino. With a few random() calls, the clock keeps accurate but random time." A lot more viscerally unnerving than the Chronophage clock.
time  hacking  random 
october 2011 by kevan
Spoiler Alert: Stories Are Not Spoiled by ‘Spoilers’
"Contrary to popular wisdom, [spoilers] actually seem to enhance enjoyment. [...] Three types of stories were studied: ironic-twist, mystery and literary. Each story [was] presented as-is (without a spoiler), with a prefatory spoiler paragraph or with that same paragraph incorporated into the story as though it were a part of it."
books  psychology  time  secrets 
august 2011 by kevan
Quantifying history: Two thousand years in one chart | The Economist
"The chart below shows a population-weighted history of the past two millennia. [...] Measured in years lived, the present century, which is only ten years old, is already "longer" than the whole of the 17th century."
history  time  via:josh 
june 2011 by kevan
DIY Money-Shredding Alarm Clock Motivates You to Wake Up - Lifehacker
"If you're looking for some motivation, this DIY alarm clock will slowly shred money until you get out of bed to stop it."
technology  time  money  via:viv 
june 2011 by kevan
F.lux: software to make your life better
"During the day, computer screens look good - they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun. [F.lux] makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day."
light  time  computers 
february 2011 by kevan
eirikso.com » One year in one image
365 photos of a forest combined into one, one column of pixels per day. "You can clearly see that we have a pretty long winter and a decent summer here in Oslo, Norway."
photography  time  trees  via:webb 
january 2011 by kevan
I’ll stop the world « Straylight
"In all my slow-motion work so far, I’ve used a static camera to capture a high-speed event. But, I wondered, what would happen if the camera was the fast-moving object?" Filming a train platform at high FPS, from a fast-moving train.
photography  transport  time  via:qwghlm 
november 2010 by kevan
kevan.org - Pomodoro MP3 Timer
I looped some ticking, added an alarm noise and put it out under a CC licence, since nobody else had. It's for the Pomodoro Technique, which I've been experimenting with - you work solidly for 25 minutes ignoring all distractions, then take a break for five.
work  time  psychology  mp3s 
september 2010 by kevan
ANTS in my scanner > a five years time-lapse! on Vimeo
"I installed an ant colony inside my scanner five years ago. I scanned the nest each week."
ants  time  videos  via:zarba 
august 2010 by kevan
siren elise wilhelmsen: 365
"The clock houses a circular knitting machine with 48 needles, a thread spool, a thread holder and roll of yarn. Moving in clockwise direction, one day leads to a complete round, while a year gives users 2 meters of a complete scarf."
art  time  clothes  via:mugla 
july 2010 by kevan
ALT/1977: WE ARE NOT TIME TRAVELERS on the Behance Network
Adverts for 1970s versions of modern gadgets. "I've learned that there is no greater design element than the anachronism. I've learned that the strongest contrast isn't spatial or tonal but historical. I've learned that there's retro, and then there's time travel."
design  history  advertising  time  via:waxy 
june 2010 by kevan
Less Wrong: Akrasia Tactics Review
"I recently had occasion to review some of the akrasia tricks I've found on Less Wrong, and it occurred to me that there's probably quite a lot of others who've tried them as well. Perhaps it's a good idea to organize the experiences of a couple dozen procrastinating rationalists?"
time  psychology  software  delusions  hacking  via:adrianhon 
february 2010 by kevan
Time doesn’t really freeze when you’re freaked - Behavior- msnbc.com
"This watch-like device flickered numbers on its screen [that] were too fast to see. If the brain sped up when in danger, the researchers theorized numbers on the perceptual chronometers would appear slow enough to read while volunteers fell [from 150ft]. Instead, the scientists found that volunteers could not read the numbers at faster-than-normal speeds."
time  illusions  delusions  science 
october 2009 by kevan
Abstruse Goose » Electromagnetic Leak
"If extraterrestrial civilizations are monitoring our TV broadcasts, then this is what they are currently watching."
space  television  maps  time 
september 2009 by kevan
The Golden Hour Calculator | Sunrise and Sunset information for photographers
"Discover when the golden hour is at your current location, explore visually how the golden hour changes with the seasons and where you are in the world. [...] We calculate sunrise and sunset times. the elevation and azimuth of the sun and of course, display the golden hour."
time  light  photography 
september 2009 by kevan
Vanish: Enhancing the Privacy of the Web with Self-Destructing Data
"Prior to the timeout, anyone can read the encrypted/encapsulated message. After the timeout, no one can read that message, because the encryption key is lost due to a set of both natural and programmed processes. It is therefore impossible for anyone to decrypt/decapsulate that email after the timer expires. "
communication  cryptography  time  via:waxy 
july 2009 by kevan
Wrong Tomorrow - time vs. pundits
"When [a public figure] makes a prediction, people post it to the site along with a brief description and a URL. We monitor it and change its status to true or false when appropriate."
future  time 
july 2009 by kevan
43 Folders Series: Inbox Zero | 43 Folders
"These are posts from a special 43 Folders series looking at the skills, tools, and attitude needed to empty your email inbox — and then keep it that way."
email  time  via:dunx 
april 2009 by kevan
Opening Times
"Enter a UK town or postcode to find out when nearby shops are open."
shops  time  via:gilest 
february 2009 by kevan
Abyss & Apex : Fourth Quarter 2007: Wikihistory
"Take it easy on the kid, SilverFox316; everybody kills Hitler on their first trip. I did. It always gets fixed within a few minutes, what's the harm?"
fiction  history  time 
january 2009 by kevan
Gallery: Solargraphs show half a year of Sun - New Scientist
"It was taken in a single six-month exposure by photographer Justin Quinnell, using a pinhole camera strapped to a telephone mast. [...] The blur on the left was caused by the growth and movement of trees."
photos  time  light 
november 2008 by kevan
Timeshift (Xbox 360)
Nice time-slowing puzzles and breezily broken laws of physics, but it's largely just another evil-corp factory shooter, and there's a shocking amount of die-and-reload for a game with a time-rewind mechanic. Were they afraid Prince of Persia would sue?
gamelog  3stars  time 
april 2008 by kevan
Gin, Television, and Social Surplus - Here Comes Everybody
"'Where do people find the time?' That was her question. And I just kind of snapped. And I said, 'No one who works in TV gets to ask that question. You know where the time comes from. It comes from the cognitive surplus you've been masking for 50 years.'"
society  television  future  time 
april 2008 by kevan
ThinkGeek :: SnūzNLūz - Wifi Donation Alarm Clock
"Every time you hit the snooze button, the SnūzNLūz will donate a specified amount of your real money to a non-profit [organisation] you hate."
time  money  psychology  via:webb 
january 2008 by kevan
MJW-top - The Accurate
"This is the most accurate wristwatch you can buy - the hour hand reads 'remember', the minute hand 'you will die'. The dial and rim of the glass on the Accurate is mirrored, so that the wearer is reflected in the watch face."
time  death  technology  via:jones 
december 2007 by kevan
Undercover restorers fix Paris landmark's clock | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
"[They] set up a secret workshop and lounge in a cavity under the building's famous dome. Under the supervision of [a] professional clockmaker, they pieced apart and repaired the antique clock that had been left to rust in the building since the 1960s."
secrets  paris  time  crime  via:waxy 
november 2007 by kevan
LeechBlock
Firefox plugin. "You can block sites within fixed time periods (e.g., between 9am and 5pm), after a time limit (e.g., 10 minutes in every hour), or with a combination of time periods and time limit (e.g., 10 minutes in every hour between 9am and 5pm)."
web  hacking  time 
november 2007 by kevan
Curious About Astronomy: How often does the Sun pass through a spiral arm in the Milky Way?
"[About] every 100 million years, taking about 10 million years to go through. During the transit, there would be a higher rate of 'nearby' supernova and possibly other so called 'environmental stresses' which could alter the climate of the Earth."
space  time  apocalypse  via:jones 
september 2007 by kevan
The Pitch Drop Experiment
"In 1927 Professor Parnell heated a sample of pitch and poured it into a glass funnel with a sealed stem. Three years were allowed for the pitch to settle, and in 1930 the sealed stem was cut. [...] 77 years later, the ninth drop is only just forming."
science  time 
august 2007 by kevan
An Old Sun Dial in Japan
"[Time was] sometimes based on a relatively loose interpretation of coincidence of celestial phenomena with geophysical landmarks. For example, people might decide to meet 'tomorrow when the sun has reached the top of that mountain in the southeast'."
time  japan  history 
july 2007 by kevan
Chief Mag » issue #4 » Haruo Suekichi
Japanese steampunk watchmaker. "If you think about it that way, if we didn't need watches and time, I wouldn't make watches, but we do need them, so at least I can try and do it in a fun and interesting way."
art  time  design  technology  japan  via:brendan 
july 2007 by kevan
dawdlr
"I reckon most people I know twitter about twice a day, so dawdlr is going to update twice a year. To try and get people to say what they're doing, you know, more generally. To submit a dawdl send a postcard to this address..."
web  time  via:jones 
may 2007 by kevan
skycatcher
Browseable archive of five-minute webcam captures of the sky over Amsterdam, including a beautiful sunrise-sunset sine-wave poster of a year's worth of weather.
weather  time  art  via:infosthetics 
april 2007 by kevan
The Solar Mount (Le Mont Solaire)
Turning Mont Saint-Michel into an enormous sundial.
architecture  time  france  photos  via:holly 
march 2007 by kevan
Twelve Monkeys (1996)
Tighter rules of time travel than I remembered, and the wandering-zoo-animal apocalypse trope is always a good one. A few nice touches of the world ending gradually. Didn't remember the ending being so concretely unambiguous.
filmlog  4stars  time  delusions  pestilence  monkeys  terrorism  prison 
march 2007 by kevan
The Civic Platform » Born under a bad sign?
"Chotai claims that his findings show that season of birth affects basic personality characteristics by influencing the expression or activity of genes that modulate the neurotransmitters for mood."
brains  children  depression  time  weather  genetics  via:collision 
february 2007 by kevan
The VOCO Clock
"I'm so sorry to disturb you sir, but it appears to be morning. Very inconvenient, I agree, sir. I believe it is the rotation of the earth which is to blame, sir." A bemusing alarm clock with the voice of Stephen Fry, playing an eerily soporific Jeeves.
time  technology  sleep  sound 
february 2007 by kevan
Ubik - Philip K. Dick
A brilliant, ramshackle, micropayment-appliance future, with time travel as the slow degradation of technology to earlier forms. Random psychic nonsense and the usual dreadful ending. Always the best author to read while you're running a fever.
booklog  time  death  technology  history 
february 2007 by kevan
Safety Last! (1923)
Disconnected setups to the iconic climbing scene, although the clock-hanging is nicely underplayed. And I'd forgotten how great it is that silent films just don't bother captioning dialogue where the gist is obvious, and how much of that there is.
filmlog  3stars  business  cheating  architecture  money  time  via:raven 
october 2006 by kevan
Pharyngula: Squid attack!
"Photographs of selected frames from a high-speed cine sequence of the capture of prey (a penaeid shrimp) with the tentacles by Loligo pealei. The elapsed time (ms) from the start of the sequence is indicated in the upper left-hand corner of each frame."
squid  films  time  science 
october 2006 by kevan
Gamasutra - Feature - The Importance of Risk in Basic Game Design
"Think of it this way: under what circumstances would you want to do something that is both tedious and difficult only to find out that you wasted your time and have to start all over again? Correct, never."
games  design  time 
october 2006 by kevan
Wired News: The Sweet Sound of Lapsed Time
"DuBois fed all 857 songs that topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart between 1958 and 2000 into his algorithm. He then allotted the time-lapsed version of every tune 1 second of playing time for every week the original spent at No. 1."
music  time  via:aesthetic 
october 2006 by kevan
mySociety - Travel-time Maps and their Uses
Isochronic maps. "Everywhere in England can be reached within about [seven hours], and everywhere in Wales within about ten hours, though many of the fastest journeys to rural areas of mid-Wales will involve a long taxi journey."
time  maps  transport  via:plasticbag 
september 2006 by kevan
Geek to Live: Ban time-wasting web sites - Lifehacker
"To help myself limit unproductive surfing to after 3PM, I put together an 'Invisibility Cloak' Greasemonkey user script that turns time-wasting web sites blank before 3pm."
time  web  via:venusberg 
august 2006 by kevan
Impulse - Taparo, fresh casual games
Bouncing-ball physics puzzle game with a satisfying level of precision - a draggable timeline slider lets you review where things will be at given moments, and set up timed reactions appropriately.
games  puzzles  physics  time  via:jay 
august 2006 by kevan
Digital Peacock Tails - Post-Optimal Electronic Attire
"The Backstabber replays fragments of conversations recorded several hours ago. The wearer turns into a spy, a leakage between different times, and a security breach, but also a source of interesting secrets."
sound  technology  time  history  art  surveillance 
july 2006 by kevan
BlogNomic: Ascension Address, The First Dynasty of Hix
Time-travel dynasty! "All Travellers within a 10 billion second radius from 1419/11/26 16:12:44 are to report to that time immediately. I know many of you are on important assignments, but your presence is needed here."
games  nomic  time 
july 2006 by kevan
Smithsonian: Time and Again
Portrait photos of an entire town, twenty years apart. "Mary Ann Carter still tilted her head to the left, her hands cupped neatly at her side. Jim Jiras still wore his seed cap angled to the right. Pat Henkelman still leaned slightly to the left."
photos  history  art  time  via:waxy 
june 2006 by kevan
New Scientist - Pigeon-brained birds can think in logarithms
"Pigeons might perceive time on a logarithmic scale on which higher values are increasingly compressed together."
pigeons  time  science 
may 2006 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | The rise and rise of convenience food
"Britain's most popular convenience food [is] about to get even more convenient. 'Instant' baked beans on toast, a frozen, fused sandwich that goes in the toaster, is to be tested by Heinz in New Zealand and if successful, launched in the UK."
food  time  lunacy 
may 2006 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | How time flies
A culture where the past in metaphorically in front of the speaker, and the future behind. "In a language so reliant on the eyewitness, it is not surprising that the speaker metaphorically faces what has already been seen."
language  time  future  history  metaphors 
may 2006 by kevan
New York Times - An Organ Recital for the Very, Very Patient
"Like the imperceptible movement of a glacier, a chord change was planned for Friday. Two pipes [were] removed from the rudimentary organ (which is being built as the piece goes on, with pipes added and subtracted as needed), eliminating a pair of E's."
music  time  future  art  technology  via:collision 
may 2006 by kevan
Primer (2005)
Elegantly mundane ellipses of experimental time-travel, marred quite badly by confusing direction and mumbly dialogue and everyone looking the same.
filmlog  2stars  time  science  technology 
april 2006 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Weekend | Take two days
"That strange listless feeling of Sunday night when people are more tired after a day of idleness than after a day of work."
time  society  history 
april 2006 by kevan
Puzzle Alarm Clock
"It wakes you up by firing four puzzle pieces up in the air, and then it is your task to get the pieces and put them back in the alarm clock - it won't turn off until then."
time  sleep  technology  toys  via:zarba 
march 2006 by kevan
///shigabooks.com/// - Meanwhile
Choose-your-own adventure time-travel comic. "'Meanwhile' works via a network of tubes connecting each panel to the next. Sometimes these tubes split in two giving the readers a choice of which path they would like to follow."
comics  time  meta  via:waxy 
february 2006 by kevan
99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style
Five-Obstruction-style retellings of the same mundane conversation in different contexts and comic-book styles.
art  comics  meta  books  time 
january 2006 by kevan
Andy's Anachronisms - Time Travel Reviews
"A site devoted to exploring the themes of time travel and alternate universes in books, film, television, and pop culture in general."
time  books  films  television 
december 2005 by kevan
How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later
Essay from Philip K Dick, towards the end. "Parmenides taught that the only things that are real are things which never change. [...] Heraclitus taught that everything changes. If you superimpose their two views, you get this result: Nothing is real."
books  writing  coincidences  delusions  illusions  drugs  time 
december 2005 by kevan
lunchclock.com - Covertly Extend Your Lunch Hour!
Configurable pop-up Javascript clock. "If, for example, your lunch period is 12:00 until 13:00, and you set a lunch period extension of 1 hour, lunchclock runs fast during the morning and reaches 12:00 when it is really 11:30."
time  business  cheating 
december 2005 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Leap second proposal sparks row
Brilliantly absurd in its long-termism. "For me, it would be a problem if the Sun were to rise at 4pm or at a different time like noon or midnight."
time  space  science 
november 2005 by kevan
Wikipedia: Chronogram
"ChrIstVs DuX ergo trIVMphVs ('Christ the Leader, therefore triumphant'), on a coin struck by Gustavus Adolphus in 1627, gives MDCXVVVII or 1627."
maths  time  history  money 
november 2005 by kevan
Vincent Cheung: Alarm clocks are bad. How to wake up and feel better.
"Set an alarm to go off before you want to wake up. Make the alarm really quiet radio or music. Set a second alarm to go off at the latest time you want to wake up. Make the alarm the usual loudness."
sleep  time  via:yoz 
october 2005 by kevan
A Philosophy of Boredom - Lars Svendsen
"The big questions are not necessarily the eternal questions, for boredom has only been a central cultural phenomenon for a couple of centuries."
booklog  philosophy  time 
september 2005 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Happy ending for film that took 11 years to make
"During a decade of calamities, the investment ran out, one of the main actors died, the leading man had gained weight and the master negative suffered serious damage which would have been fatal but for the restorative abilities of digital imagery."
films  time  death 
september 2005 by kevan
Times Online: Why the suicidal choose Mondays
"An overwhelming fear of new beginnings is demonstrated in the deadliest day for suicides that the team studied: [...] twenty-three people, more than twice the daily average, killed themselves on the first day of the new millennium."
death  depression  time 
august 2005 by kevan
Daylight Saving Time - Incidents and Anecdotes
"As the bombs were being planted, they exploded - one hour too early - killing three terrorists instead of two busloads of people, the intended victims."
time  terrorism  world  via:holly 
august 2005 by kevan
mathlete: Wake 'n' Bacon
"Once the alarm goes off, it sends a signal to [...] a relay that throws the switch to power a halogen lamp in the 'baker module' that slow-cooks the bacon in about 20 minutes."
food  time  technology  smell  via:wmmna 
june 2005 by kevan
Is It November?
"No. Today is Friday, June 17, 2005."
time  pointless  via:boynton 
june 2005 by kevan
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