The Long Now Foundation has been posting some great stuff on their blog lately. The latest is a look at orreries, clocks, and computers throughout history …and into the future.
An unfolding series of vignettes written by Danny Hillis back in 2010. It’s all very Borgesian.
A short feature on the 10,000 year clock.
This infographic offers a visual way to explore the various stages of the Earth’s history using a 12 hour clock analogy.
This is quite beautiful in its simplicity: the hexadecimal colour value of the current time.
Michael Chabon muses on The Future, prompted by the Clock of the Long Now.
This serendipitous chronometer shows tweets that are mentioning the current time.
Jeff Bezos has put together a little site to give some background on The Clock Of The Long Now: soon to be open to visitors.
A cute hardware hack: send a tweet with the word TwitweeClock, the hashtag #TwitweeClock, or the username @TwitweeClock, and this cuckoo clock will, well, cuckoo.
Pictures of some prototypes of the clock of the Long Now.
In a bold move of reverse vandalism, a group of French cultural guerrillas secretly repaired the broken clock in the Pantheon.
I can only see the dancer going clockwise. Jessica saw anti-clockwise at first but was then able to change direction. I can't do that.
An ingenious alarm clock that runs away if you don't turn it off quickly enough.