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February 27, 2013 2:59 AM   Subscribe

A million times by Stockholm based studio "Humans since 1982" is a clock based kinetic sculpture. And it is beautiful. (slyt)
posted by zoo (9 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

Wish I could find more video of it though. :(
posted by zoo at 3:00 AM on February 27, 2013

Yep, that's pretty great.
posted by empath at 3:00 AM on February 27, 2013

Jesus that is an annoying video, the sculpture looks amazing but the damn video is edited so you barley get a glimpse it before it fades to black.
Its like one of those blockbuster movie trailers that insists on showing half a second of every scene in the film, one after the other, fading in and out of black without ever stopping. While the Inception noise plays in the background. and everything is teal and orange.

Still, amazing idea!
posted by ham at 3:13 AM on February 27, 2013 [3 favorites]

They have a few different ones on their site and have some less heavily edited videos too
posted by ham at 3:16 AM on February 27, 2013 [1 favorite]

So are there two stepper motors per clock and no gear train, or what?
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 3:50 AM on February 27, 2013

It would seem that there's several gear trains, one which operates it as a normal clock and then one that can rotate the whole set of "hands" in a fixed position.
posted by nevercalm at 5:22 AM on February 27, 2013

Also, gorgeous.
posted by nevercalm at 5:22 AM on February 27, 2013

Now that's fabulous. I'd hate to have to maintain that thing, but fabulous.
posted by sonascope at 6:55 AM on February 27, 2013

A shame about the lack of sound. I hate when videos add music that's not really part of the exhibit.
posted by surplus at 10:15 AM on February 27, 2013

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