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.
Monday, May 1st, 2017
Thursday, November 24th, 2016
An unfolding series of vignettes written by Danny Hillis back in 2010. It’s all very Borgesian.
Saturday, November 21st, 2015
A short feature on the 10,000 year clock.
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
This infographic offers a visual way to explore the various stages of the Earth’s history using a 12 hour clock analogy.
Saturday, December 13th, 2014
This is quite beautiful in its simplicity: the hexadecimal colour value of the current time.
Saturday, September 14th, 2013
Michael Chabon muses on The Future, prompted by the Clock of the Long Now.
Sunday, March 25th, 2012
This serendipitous chronometer shows tweets that are mentioning the current time.
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
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.
Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
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.
Thursday, April 16th, 2009
Pictures of some prototypes of the clock of the Long Now.
Tuesday, November 27th, 2007
In a bold move of reverse vandalism, a group of French cultural guerrillas secretly repaired the broken clock in the Pantheon.
Thursday, October 11th, 2007
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.
Thursday, April 12th, 2007
An ingenious alarm clock that runs away if you don't turn it off quickly enough.