Time

An interactive installation that visualizes timezones.

What is time? We usually think time is linear, but it is actually multi-dimensional if we think about it globally; We usually think time is natural and rational, but it is also arbitrarily determined by political and geographical reasons. Time invites people to rethink time from different perspectives. 

As the user rotates the outer sphere of the installation, it creates movement in light. While the light is moving, the inner cylinder that has 24 light sensors for each longitude reacts to the changing brightness, thus changing digital visualization of time of the cities all over the world.

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SHOWCASE

2017 ITP Winter Show
May 15, 2018   
 

TEAM

Huiyi Chen
Alice Sun

TOOLKIT

Arduino IDE
Multiplexer
Madmapper
Node.js
p5.js
Laser Cutter
Illustrator