Devouring Time ...

Cambridge, UK: On Friday, Stephen Hawking unveiled the "Time Eater", a clock, designed by John Taylor, a British horologist. Taylor created the clock as a tribute to the British inventor John Harrison who solved the problem of longitude in the 18th century.

The clock has no hands and features a giant grasshopper. It has 60 slits cut into its face which light up to show the time. Taylor said he "wanted to depict that time is a destroyer. As a consequence, he decided "to turn the clock inside out... so you can see the seconds being eaten up".

On the video, the features of the clock are explained in detail.

Time does not change us. It just unfolds us. (Max Frisch)

1 comment:

Lydia said...

Wow, that certainly blows my mind! How do you find such fascinating things? Very informative...and timely!

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