The folks at Radio Lab have produced a good piece on time in general. It covers a lot of materia, some of it more campy than informative, but had some new info for me at least.
- Spice Clock: A clock that tells you what time it is in the dark based on smells released during the night.
- Clock of Birds: A highlands people of Papua New Guinea use the songs of certain birds to determine the time of day.
- Clock of Flowers: Linnaeus carefully crafted a flower garden that had certain flowers that would unfurl at certain times of day to tell the time.
- Leif Inge produced an art installation of Beethoven’s 9th that was stretched to 24hours which sounds wonderful.
The piece ends with a discussion of how time is relative based on experience, and how the very best moments we remember in life have a feeling of a swolen now.
(Thanks to Kent Corbell, charter member 172, for sending this in)
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