Monthly Archives: September 2015

ROUND ABOUT Clock

Continuing the theme of examining metaphors for the measurement of, and perception of, time, the ROUND ABOUT Clock makes concrete the response to “What time is it?” … which may be…  “it’s a round about eleven twenty five”.

Round About

Round About Clock: displaying 11:25 PM

A rotating face – the “round-about” – and a periphery of lights combine to replace the hands of a traditional analogue clock such that time is displayed both spatially and through continual movement. (I plan to design a new and larger top disc for the “round-about” to have the lights fully illuminate the numerals, but as a prototype, this is quite functional.)

Continue reading

LightWriter Clock – reborn

The initial LightWriter Clock was designed to play with the notion of the ephemeral nature of time. The current time is “written” with light onto a phosphor-coated panel, such that the image of the time slowly fades away before the new time is written.

“Such are the metaphors we live with, Grasshopper!”

The original unit was designed and built almost a year ago yet has sat gathering dust for all that time (no pun intended). Now, with a new paint job (yes, really!) it is ready to be reborn.

LightWriter Clock

LightWriter Clock

Watch this space…
Video of the LightWriter Clock in action coming soon

Continue reading

TIME FLIES Clock

“Time Flies Like An Arrow
Fruit Flies Like A Banana”

This little ditty has always made me chuckle, and especially so when I see the penny drop and someone suddenly gets the joke. So, what better than to design another clock covered with fruit flies. In fact, they are so numerous and voracious that every minute they eat and fly away with the pixels of each of the clock digits. The more digits that change, the more flies arrive to eat them!

Time Flies Clock

Time Flies Clock

 

Continue reading