Redundant clock

Ji Lee's redundant clock tells time telling time. Also, some children no longer learn how to read an analog clock. Also, redundant clock is not to be confused with a recursive clock: Read the rest

Witness the amazing beginnings of a 10,000-year clock build in this timelapse

Friends of mine at Because We Can (a local Bay Area "design build architecture" firm) shared some good news:

Congratulations to the Long Now Foundation on beginning installation of the 10,000 year clock. This is a must-see video showing publically for the first time just how far along they are on this bold, ambitious, and world-changing project.

Here's some info about the incredible clock from the Long Now site:

There is a Clock ringing deep inside a mountain. It is a huge Clock, hundreds of feet tall, designed to tick for 10,000 years. Every once in a while the bells of this buried Clock play a melody. Each time the chimes ring, it’s a melody the Clock has never played before. The Clock’s chimes have been programmed to not repeat themselves for 10,000 years. Most times the Clock rings when a visitor has wound it, but the Clock hoards energy from a different source and occasionally it will ring itself when no one is around to hear it. It’s anyone’s guess how many beautiful songs will never be heard over the Clock’s 10 millennial lifespan.

The Clock is real. It is now being built inside a mountain in western Texas. This Clock is the first of many millennial Clocks the designers hope will be built around the world and throughout time. There is a second site for another Clock already purchased at the top of a mountain in eastern Nevada, a site surrounded by a very large grove of 5,000-year-old bristlecone pines.

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Crazy expensive watch with a flip clock display

A co-branded product from watchmaker Jacob & Co and luxury design retailer Colette, the SF24 features a tiny flip clock like the electromechanical split flap displays popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s before LEDs and LCDs became all the rage. I'd like it more if they dispensed with the analog dial entirely. Then again, it sells for $90,000 so I'm clearly not their target customer. Jacob & Co X colette 'SF24' Watch (via Uncrate)

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Ornate assemblage clock

The latest from Roger Wood's feverish imagination: a glorious higgeldy-piggeldy of an assemblage clock. Read the rest