Looking at the Manifold Clock from the people at Studio Ve does inspire that much hated exclamation: ‘Look ma, no hands!’ True that. Because in lieu of hands, the Manifold has a flexible sheet of Tyvek that’s contorted as it slowly spins throughout the day. Turns out some sort of quasi-philosophical mindset was applied to this odd clock. According to the creators, since time is such an enigmatic concept why not impart this conundrumic idea to the time-watcher?
The result is a clock (which should come in different color schemes) that tells time through a mathematical model known as Riemann surfaces, which has something to do with spirals and from which perspectives spirals are viewed. This oddity explains why, as the clock’s hands progress through a 24-hour cycle, the very shape of the fabric itself transforms. Hmmm, interesting…
Alas, Studio Ve needs money to get this Manifold Clock up and running. A total of $15,000 is needed, the generous may visit the source link down south for additional info.
Hey, there’s a video!
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