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Standard Time by Mark Formanek: So rad

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If you haven’t already, you have to check out the video of Mark Formanek’s art installation Standard Time. It basically amounts to a “digital” clock that was erected in the Netherland’s Rotterdam Central Station for a 24-hour period last month. The only thing is that the clock isn’t actually digital — it was staffed by 36 workers who made adjustments to the huge wooden numbers every minute. Ah, I’ll stop trying to explain, since I’m not doing it justice and you can just see the coolness here:

Isn’t that genius? Another fun thing is that since this was recorded, it’ll be shown around Rotterdam — on 24-hour loop, I’m guessing — and be synced with the precise time so that people can actually use it as a clock. Cool and continually functional! WIN!

So, clearly I love this. Do you?

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