These incredible clocks will never display the time the same way twice. Both clocks are incredibly genius and seem to connect digital technology with nature in a way.
The first one, called Ferrolic, puts on a stunning display of liquid that appears to tell a story of sorts while displaying the time. The liquid almost seems to have a mind of its own as the individual droplets play tag with one another and move around ever so effortlessly.
The second clock is just as cool as the first!
Developed and realized by Damjan Stankovic and Marko Pavlovic, Rhei is a clock with a liquid display. It still keeps perfect time and visibly “ticks” away the minutes and hours, but rather than using printed digits or lights to command its visuals, the Rhei prototype manipulates ferrofluid into numerical displays. It’s a lolling piece of animated art that settles at a midpoint between the analog and digital worlds of time.
Stankovic says, “There is a middle ground between the analog and the digital sphere, where the rules of mechanics and the laws of nature come together in order to create a liquid illusion reminiscent of a contemporary, digital form.” Rhei keeps time like we see it, always in motion, always repeating the same sequence of hours and minutes, but shows time more like we feel it, its animations forming differently with each appearance, no two noons, happy hours, or 10:47s ever alike.
(Don’t want to watch the intro – forward to 1:50 to see the clock in action)
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