Standard Time

January 28, 2010

Standard Time is defined by Wikipedia as the result of synchronizing clocks in different geographical locations within a time zone to the same time rather than using the local meridian as in local mean time or solar time. The time so set has come to be defined in terms of offsets from Universal Time.

More importantly it is also an amazing project by artist Mark Formanek, where a ‘digital clock’ is erected in different locations for a 24 h period. The really cool thing is that actually it isn’t digital but made by workers who reassemble it in real time, so the wooden numbers change every minute. Check out the video of the installation in Rotterdam Central Station.

I would love to have this as my clock, played in a constant loop. You can by the entire video here and look at pictures, videos and behind the scene material. Standard Time


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