'Time in Six Parts' Takes 100 Years to Complete a Full Rotation

By: Rose Nazarali - May 12, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
References: cwwang & gizmodo
‘Time in Six Parts’ is a revolutionary clock by Che-Wei Wang that takes 100 years years to complete a full rotation.

Wang’s approach was to explore different time scales that are otherwise out of reach.

The six parts of the clock include: In a Lifetime, Cinematic Timepiece, One Hour Sprocket, Thermal Clock, Couting to a Billion, and 3.16 Billion Cycles.

Implications - Analog clock designers have battled the rise of digital clocks by creating artistic timepieces that tell much more than just the time. These sculptural analog clocks use complex mechanisms to display the hour and minute, creating an interactive art piece that forces hurried consumers to take a moment to relax.