The National Museum of Scotland has put on display a clock that ‘eats` time and has no hands or numbers, adding to an already fascinating and diverse selection of objects at the popular tourist attraction.
The Midsummer Chronophage was designed and created by Dr John C Taylor, the mastermind behind the safety switch that turns a kettle off when it boils, with its aim to reflect the fact that everyone experiences time differently.
A complicated process ensures time is shown once every five minutes through light slits which replace traditional hands and numbers, and as each minute passes by, a fantastic light show is created in concentric circles.
Speaking to BBC Radio`s Good Morning Scotland programme, Dr Taylor explained: ‘It`s different from any other clock because most clocks are boring. I`m an inventor, so I wanted to make a clock that was different and which engaged with the person alongside it.`
Running at the museum`s Discoveries Gallery until January next year, be sure to check it out whilst enjoying a stay in one of the fine hotels in Edinburgh
Published on 25/5/2012.Latest Destination News