The Corpus clock in Cambridge was designed and built by John C Taylor and opened to the public by the world famous Professor Stephen Hawking in 2008.
It is exact every five minutes which at first seems kind of useless. But then again it makes you start to think about time. I mean really think about time and how truly precious it is. Looking back over my shoulder you can see the clock.
Time is relative. We all know that on a very personal level? Do you remember those times when you were in a very boring place and time seemed to stretch on forever? Or on a wonderful holiday which seemed to pass in no time at all? Time is very relative. In this short video you can see the clock movements. Notice the rather large bug on top?
This chronophage (the time eater) is incredibly accurate and it is fascinating to just sit and watch peoples reactions to it. Mostly bemused as they try to figure out how to read the actual time. There are a series of lights that rotate around the rim and on the face of the clock. You can read the time if you know what is going on. The lights line up every five minutes.
I put the video and colour effects and rolling camera movement to represent how people reacted to it. People would swing their heads one way and then the other and then just look baffled. It was great fun to sit and watch?