Clock shows video of dude erasing and redrawing hands every minute

Craft & Design Furniture & Lighting Technology

Man, this is awesome: This clock is actually an LED screen looping a video of the designer manually redrawing the minute hand every minute, in real time, for an hour. I guess the hour hand is probably moved digitally. Would be kinda scary if he actually stood there and redrew the hands manually every minute for a full 12 hours. I don’t know much about the designer; just that the video was filmed “at Design Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach 2009” and posted to YouTube by A3Network. Feel free to give a shout in the comments if you’ve got more info. [via Neatorama]

Update: Turns out this clock is part of Maarten Baas’s REAL TIME project, which we first covered back on the 4th. And for the record: No, there’s not really a person inside of it. [Thanks, Matt!]

8 thoughts on “Clock shows video of dude erasing and redrawing hands every minute

  1. Tyler says:

    Isn’t roman numeral 4, IV – not IIII

  2. liseman says:

    anybody else think this piece should definitely be called the grandfather clock?

  3. johonn says:

    come on, it is a real dude in there. notice how big the box is? also, at 0:38 when the camera moves back, you lose sight of the light bulb that you could previously see through the glass. I’m pretty sure they didn’t time a video projection to that movement, so it’s definitely a real person inside the box.

  4. Shadyman says:

    @johonn: You mean the lightbulb that’s reflecting off of the clock face from outside the box? It moves relative to the box instead of staying stationary.

    If you notice, at certain angles, you get the rainbow-esque pattern of an LCD.

    And, the box is obviously that big to give the illusion that there is actually someone in there.

    /My 3 cents.

  5. jk says:

    so what happens when the hands cross over one another?

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