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Last Clock [iPad]

Developed by NewMediology (Danqing Shi), Last clock is a clock app that uses popular slit scan technique to keep you in factual time, human time and remote time. Just like any other analog clock, the app has three hands: one for seconds, minutes and hours. The hands, however, are made of a slice of live video that gets scanned to the clockface. With different refresh rate for the three hands, the three time circles reflect the rhythms of the space at different temporal resolutions. The app also allows you to stream the last clock camera feed over the internet.

13:56:02 Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden (above)

15:08:42 Ylivieska, Finland

The visual appearance of the Last Clock is highly influenced by what the camera is looking at. The composition, the colour range as well as the focus between the circles is very different depending on the target.

Last Clock was originally created in 2002 by Jussi Ängeslevä and Ross Cooper when at the Royal College of Arts in London. Here they started to rethink the display of time using live camera feed as a source, inspired by the earlier works looking at computational processing of time, and chronicled on Golan Levin’s reference pageThe Honorary Mention at Ars Electronica festival in 2003 throttled Last Clock to a world tour in various exhibitions for years to come.

angesleva.iki.fi | danqingshi.com | newmediology.org(under construction)

Platform: iPad
Version: 1.0
Cost: $3.99
Developer: New Mediology

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Posted on: 14/09/2011

Posted in: iOS

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    • http://www.chrisoshea.org Chris O’Shea

      So Jussi & Ross were involved in making the app? Just found this page:
      http://www.lastclock.newmediology.org/HISTORY/

    • http://www.creativeapplications.net Filip

      Yes, mentioned above.

    • http://www.creativeapplications.net Filip

      Yes, mentioned above.

    • Chris O’Shea

      Sorry, I know they created the Last Clock :) What I wondered is if they were involved in creation of the iPad app, or had NewMediology copied their student project. I asked Jussi and he said they were involved :)

    • Shidanqing

      hey, Filip, this is Danqing, I was working with Jussi to bring the clock to iPad, I was the developer not the designer, so could you please clarify this a bit in the first setence “Created by NewMediology (Danqing Shi),”, 
      thanks!

    • Ian Wilkins8

      This is awesome.

      Would the technology by transferable to an actual wrist watch?

    • http://www.facebook.com/WonkyKIM Wonky Kim

      this is great idea!

    • http://www.facebook.com/sodazot Igor Sodazot

      OMG! Amazing clock!