Category Archives: time

never enough time.

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and once again

the meaningless disruption

of daylight savings time

has returned

 leaving

many of us

unmoved by it.

“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”

-bill watterson, calvin and hobbes

 

 

 

image credit: wallhere.com

fall back.

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and once again – daylight savings time……

 

‘I’m the type of person who tries to fall back asleep in the morning just to finish a dream.’

-marilyn monroe

image credit:’the dream whimsical modern alice in wonderland fantasy psychedelic art poster – society 6/art gallery

passing the time.

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Time is important at an airport, with thousands of people running back and forth trying to get their plane on time. This is why most airports are full of clocks everywhere, helping to guide harried travelers. Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands is no exception, but it offers a twist: a giant clock that appears as if a man is busy painting it real time, minute by minute. 

Schiphol Clock

It appears as if a man is standing behind this giant airport clock, painting the hands in real time. The painter is actually a 12-hour-long recording, that gives a convincing illusion that a human is standing inside the translucent clock, busy at work as the hands go around. This creative timepiece is the latest work of Maarten Baas, a well-known Dutch artist and designer that has a series of similar live clock recordings.

The Schiphol Airport clock was created by Baas in 2016. The man inside the clock is wearing blue overalls and has a yellow rag in his pocket. This, together with his red bucket, is meant to be an homage to the famous Dutch artist Mondrian.

The clock can be seen in the airport’s International terminal, so it is only visible to people leaving the European Union via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, located in the International terminal.

we say that time passes, time goes by, and time flows.

those are metaphors.

we also think of time as a medium in which we exist.

-james gleick

 

 

sources: atlas obscura, dutch design daily