Marco Lurati

Digital Clock

Processing coding


In this digital clock the focus is on the actual minute represented by the big circle in the middle of the screen.
The clock doesn’t show the seconds, but aside the minutes, only the hours indicated by a line that turn around the central circle (its position is the same as the normal wrist watches).
The dots on the screen represent the minutes of the day from 00:01 till 24:00, that’s mean 1440 dots.

On the right side the already lived and passed minutes of the day are collected in a pile, and on the left side, the one still remaining. While time passes, the dots/minutes move from the left to the right side, being alive for their whole minute in the center.





MAIND SUPSI, Programming Interactive Objects course


Andreas Gysin



The idea behind this clock comes from the “Clock Tower” in Venice (Italy).
In that clock an old character rings the bell two minutes before the full hour to underline the past time, and a young character two minutes after underlining the future time, but it never rings at the full hour.

This to don’t feel being late, but enjoying the time that we have now, in this moment. The fact of not showing the seconds, but only the actual minute in the center, gives the feeling of grabbing the time, even because the scene doesn’t change for one minute, it’s static.

< Back