In attempting to describe and conceptualize the 4th dimension of time, St. Augustine made the following statement (translated from Latin), “What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.” Augustine admonishes the search for describing the indescribable, however the door is left open to construct verbal and material manifestations for time.
German innovator Felix Vorreiter’s modern clock design concept is the antithesis of the digital and software world and employs an electric motor and a series of pulleys coordinating a feed of string through a wooden carapace. A seemingly random display of snake like markings in motion is displayed on the string until an exact minute is reached and at which point the current time is manifested clearly. Time is literally delivered from chaos. The string markings are coordinated and coded to represent the 1440 minutes in a day.
VIDEO: An Innovative Representation of Time