April 25th, 2008

Airy Persiflage

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Time On His Hands

Clock designed by Christiaan PostmaVia A Blog Around The Clock: an artist named Christiaan Postma has created a remarkable clock.

I put together more than 150 individual clockworks and made them work together to become one clock. I show the progress of time by letting the numbers be written in words by the clockworks. Reading clockwise, the time being is visible through a word and readable by the completeness of the word, 12 words from “one” to “twelve”.

An animation shows the clock in action. In the photo here, you can see the word “three” falling apart and the word “five” not yet fully formed.

The clock doesn’t give you a lot of information when you need to know what time it is, but it’s a triumph of human ingenuity.


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Daleks and More

Fans of old BBC TV, particularly Doctor Who, may enjoy this visit to the old sound effects workshop.

People unfamiliar with those old shows will find themselves saying, “That’s a door?”

Update: This must be Dalek day on the prestigious internet. Boing Boing found a voice-changing Dalek helmet. But what if you already sound like a Dalek?