Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Big stone (or glass) clocks

In the upper right corner of my screen as I type, my Mac's digital clock tells me the time. You, reader, have something similar. But huge, cosmic, stupendous, symbolic, cosmic-nature-religion clocks are still appealing.

Like this one, advertised by its proponents as England's first stone circle in thousands of years.

Or this one, a "tidal-powered Moon clock," envisioned as a matched set, one clock to be built in the Northern and one in the Southern Hemisphere.

Larger than Stonehenge, Aluna’s forty metre wide, five storey high
structure is made up of three concentric translucent glass rings. By looking at how each ring is illuminated, you can follow the Moon’s movements, its current phase and the ebb and flow of the tides. This animation of light is called Alunatime.



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