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iPad Haeckel Clock

April 28, 2011 at 7:24 by Mark Comments

Australian digital agency, Holler Sydney has created a clock app for the iPad inspired by 19th century German biologist Ernst Haeckel.
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The Haeckel Clock, as it’s known, uses sketches of Radiolarians (ancient single-celled organisms with intricate mineral skeletons) from Haeckel’s famous book Kunstformen der Natur or Art forms of Nature as units of time. One of Holler’s app developers on the project, Lukasz Karluk explains, ‘The Radiolarians vary in size and as they get bigger, the unit of time they represent also increases. With every passing second, the Radiolarians re-arrange themselves into higher groups, creating unique and ever-evolving forms of time. We like to think of it as our own, very humble version of evolution.’


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