1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby lonestoner916 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:07 am

You had me at Lasers... :P
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Re: 1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby jimbowers@foothill.net » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:15 am

Hey Everyone!

The Clock project is on schedule and will arrive on the playa August 20th for installation. Just to clear up a few misconceptions...
- the clocks central laser emitter tower will be 45' tall and located aprox 700' from the man along the promenade leading out to the Temple.
- Each night at midnight, our "hour hand" laser will lock on and light up the temples main spire for one hour.
- there are 3 1.6Watt lasers on the clock emitting from the main center tower out over BRC. The second hand will "tick" past you at over 220' per second if you are on the Esplanade.
- The clock will not be "In your face". You will have to look 40'+ overhead, locate each laser and "interpret" the correct time. If you would prefer to go with the more traditional "playa time" concept... "don't look up!" ;-)
- As soon as the Man falls, the clock will start "ticking backwards" with each tower sequentially exploding into flames until time, the clock and the man comes to it's fiery end....

"LIVE in the moment for your seconds are numbered"

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Ps: stop by and visit! We'll be in Center Camp (look for two 22' clock towers and a sign that reads "The Tribe")
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Re: 1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby jimbowers@foothill.net » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:19 am

Hey Everyone!

The Clock project is on schedule and will arrive on the playa August 20th for installation. Just to clear up a few misconceptions...
- the clocks central laser emitter tower will be 45' tall and located aprox 700' from the man along the promenade leading out to the Temple.
- Each night at midnight, our "hour hand" laser will lock on and light up the temples main spire for one hour.
- there are 3 1.6Watt lasers on the clock emitting from the main center tower out over BRC. The second hand will "tick" past you at over 220' per second if you are on the Esplanade.
- The clock will not be "In your face". You will have to look 40'+ overhead, locate each laser and "interpret" the correct time. If you would prefer to go with the more traditional "playa time" concept... "don't look up!" ;-)
- As soon as the Man falls, the clock will start "ticking backwards" with each tower sequentially exploding into flames until time, the clock and the man comes to it's fiery end....

"LIVE in the moment for your seconds are numbered"

Jim Bowers
Artist / Project Director
1MileClock
Jimbowers@foothill.net

Ps: stop by and visit! We'll be in Center Camp (look for two 22' clock towers and a sign that reads "The Tribe")
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Re: 1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby chris2010 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:13 pm

jimbowers@foothill.net wrote:Hey Everyone!

The Clock project is on schedule and will arrive on the playa August 20th for installation. Just to clear up a few misconceptions...
- the clocks central laser emitter tower will be 45' tall and located aprox 700' from the man along the promenade leading out to the Temple.
- Each night at midnight, our "hour hand" laser will lock on and light up the temples main spire for one hour.
- there are 3 1.6Watt lasers on the clock emitting from the main center tower out over BRC. The second hand will "tick" past you at over 220' per second if you are on the Esplanade.
- The clock will not be "In your face". You will have to look 40'+ overhead, locate each laser and "interpret" the correct time. If you would prefer to go with the more traditional "playa time" concept... "don't look up!" ;-)
- As soon as the Man falls, the clock will start "ticking backwards" with each tower sequentially exploding into flames until time, the clock and the man comes to it's fiery end....

"LIVE in the moment for your seconds are numbered"

Jim Bowers
Artist / Project Director
1MileClock
Jimbowers@foothill.net

Ps: stop by and visit! We'll be in Center Camp (look for two 22' clock towers and a sign that reads "The Tribe")


I'll be there! :)
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Re: 1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby Galaxo Magic » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:59 pm

jimbowers@foothill.net wrote:Hey Everyone!

The Clock project is on schedule and will arrive on the playa August 20th for installation. Just to clear up a few misconceptions...

- The clock will not be "In your face". You will have to look 40'+ overhead, locate each laser and "interpret" the correct time. If you would prefer to go with the more traditional "playa time" concept... "don't look up!" ;-)

Jim Bowers
Artist / Project Director
1MileClock
Jimbowers@foothill.net

Ps: stop by and visit! We'll be in Center Camp (look for two 22' clock towers and a sign that reads "The Tribe")

Silly question, we have a tower that gets us up a good 30+ feet above the Esplanade. Will the second hand be in our face?

Looking forward to this either way....
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Postby Galaxo Magic » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:01 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:He means to slice the man in half with his powerful laser beams! ;)

If we could have sharks with laser beams attached to their heads.......
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Re: 1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby Galaxo Magic » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:14 am

When you see pink elephants, it's time to check the time
Maybe it's getting early, maybe it's time for the sunrise
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Re: 1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby mgb327 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:52 am

And it was AWESOME....Thanks for all your work.
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Re: 1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby jimbowers@foothill.net » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:29 am

The 1MileClock Project was a huge success. We were keeping accurate time for all 7 days of the festival. I am now compiling the "evidence" documentation and pics for Guinness book inclusion as The Worlds Largest Timepiece".
If anyone has good pics (or video) of the clocks lasers in operation, we could sure use them for Guinness. Hope you enjoyed our art! - Jim Bowers (clock artist)
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Re: 1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby Chrissy222 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:30 pm

Hello, My name is Crystal. Last year was my first year at Burning Man and I absolutely loved it. Now I am looking for a picture that was posted at the one mile clock. It showed regular white rabbits turning into tye dyed rabbits in an hour glass. I fell in love, was wondering if anyone knows the artist and where I could maybe get a copy of the print. It would be awesome if I could find it. I do have a picture of it but its blurry (my camera takes horrible night photos). PLEASE HELP! :) -Crystal
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Re: 1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby Sham » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:31 pm

Since this is your first post, WELCOME to eplaya. :D
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Re: 1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby Chrissy222 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:48 pm

OMG ur such a doll! I am so excited now to print it out and put it on my wall at home <3 I love this picture! thank you so much! I thought I would never see it again! *BIG HUGGS* cant even tell you how much I appreciate this! - Crystal
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Re: 1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby Savannah » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:55 pm

Awesome, Shambala. :lol:

Welcome to ePlaya, Crystal.
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Re: 1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby wh..sh » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:44 am

Shambala wrote:Since this is your first post, WELCOME to eplaya. :D
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Re: 1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby Sail Man » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:55 pm

Savannah wrote:Awesome, Shambala. :lol:

Welcome to ePlaya, Crystal.


Yes, he's a doll, isn't he :wink:
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Re: 1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby Sham » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:37 pm

Sail Man wrote:
Savannah wrote:Awesome, Shambala. :lol:

Welcome to ePlaya, Crystal.


Yes, he's a doll, isn't he :wink:

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Re: 1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby jimbowers@foothill.net » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:58 am

Shambala wrote:Since this is your first post, WELCOME to eplaya. :D
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This picture is by artist Max Nuetra. Google him, he's a very succesful L.A. Artist. - jim
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Re: 1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby chris2010 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:31 pm

Congrats Jim!

The "One Mile Clock" from Burning Man 2011 will be included in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/10/04/4880307/artists-clock-makes-guinness-book.html#storylink=misearch
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Re: 1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby Savannah » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:34 pm

Wow! :mrgreen: Congratulations, Jim!
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Re: 1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby Morrell » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:15 pm

Great news Jim!!!! :D One of my favorite projects from 2011!!!
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Re: 1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby jimbowers@foothill.net » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:39 am

Hey gang! It's official! The 1MileClock project has (finally) made it into The Guinness Book of World Records in the category "Worlds Largest Timepiece". We've been immortalized and recognized AROUND THE WORLD! Woo-Hoo! Congratulations to all of our 100+ team members for being a DIRECT part of our accomplishment!
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Re: 1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby jimbowers@foothill.net » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:44 am

[quote="chris2010"][b]Congrats Jim! [/b]

The "[b][i]One Mile Clock[/i][/b]" from [b]Burning Man 2011[/b] will be included in the [b]Guinness Book of World Records[/b].

Read more here: [url]http://www.sacbee.com/2012/10/04/4880307/artists-clock-makes-guinness-book.html#storylink=misearch[/url][/quote]


(thanks for this update Chris!) - Jim Bowers Artist 1MileClock
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Re: 1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby JasonRain » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:03 am

Sounds like a GREAT project.
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