1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

1MileCLOCK (World Largest Clock @ Burning Man 2011)

Postby chris2010 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:13 am

I thought I would re-post this for my friend Jim who is hoping to build the World Largest Clock, over one mile in diameter at Burning Man this year! He is hoping to get enough money to fund his project through the KickStarter site. Also please tell your friends about this site. I am really hoping to see this happen at Burning Man this year!

:arrow: You can read more about it and watch the video on his KickStarter page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/724657596/1mileclock

:arrow: Also he is on FaceBook & Twitter:
http://www.facebook.com/1mileclock
http://www.facebook.com/Demunseed
http://www.twitter.com/@1mileclock


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Postby jkisha » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:22 am

Sounds like a GREAT project.

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Postby TomServo » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:43 am

I like it! Maybe I should read the entire post and links...duh. That would make an awesome sattelite pic!
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Postby Galaxo Magic » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:11 am

Awesome art project! GravyBrain totally supports your project. Kickstarter is great for helping artists realize their dreams. I love our community!
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Postby MyDearFriend » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:04 pm

Wow this is awesome. I can't wait to see this amazing thing. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DOING THIS!!!
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Postby chris2010 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:34 pm

Yea, I can't wait to see it! :)
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Postby chris2010 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:14 pm

TomServo wrote:I like it! Maybe I should read the entire post and links...duh. That would make an awesome sattelite pic!


It would been a great time lapse photo too! I am trying to think how it could be done... I guess if you were shooting from a near by mountain top, I have seen other photos from there... hmmmm...
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Postby TomServo » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:29 pm

chris2010 wrote:
TomServo wrote:I like it! Maybe I should read the entire post and links...duh. That would make an awesome sattelite pic!


It would been a great time lapse photo too! I am trying to think how it could be done... I guess if you were shooting from a near by mountain top, I have seen other photos from there... hmmmm...


I'm sure it could be arranged. Id be willing to hike up there and place a camera. BLM might take issue with running a power line , outside the playa, unattended.
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Postby TomServo » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:34 pm

Wouldn't be as spectacular, but placing a camera on top of center camp might work.
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Postby chris2010 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:51 pm

TomServo wrote:Wouldn't be as spectacular, but placing a camera on top of center camp might work.


I don't know if that would be high enough... and if so how would you do that?... hmmmmm
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Postby gaminwench » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:10 pm

... camera on a kite...
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Postby chris2010 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:49 pm

gaminwench wrote:... camera on a kite...


Not a bad idea, but you can't do a long exposure or time lapse with a camera on a kite...
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Postby TomServo » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:51 pm

Perhaps a dedicated burner could hike up the mountain, daily to change the power source.
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Postby Sic Pup » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:26 am

TomServo wrote:Perhaps a dedicated burner could hike up the mountain, daily to change the power source.


Definitely has potential:

http://flic.kr/p/9k882h

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Postby maryanimal » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:43 pm

What a beautiful sight that would be! I would love to see it done. How about an art scholarship?
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Postby chris2010 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:06 pm

Sic Pup wrote:
TomServo wrote:Perhaps a dedicated burner could hike up the mountain, daily to change the power source.


Definitely has potential:

http://flic.kr/p/9k882h

Taken from atop Trego mountain.


Thats a Great Picture and a Great Place to take one at.... I wonder how you get up there?
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Postby chris2010 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:08 pm

maryanimal wrote:What a beautiful sight that would be! I would love to see it done. How about an art scholarship?


I think He applied for a Art Grant too.... He is on Face Book and Twitter (links above) if you wish to chat with him out the 1MileCLOCK :)
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Postby TomServo » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:15 pm

chris2010 wrote:
Sic Pup wrote:
TomServo wrote:Perhaps a dedicated burner could hike up the mountain, daily to change the power source.


Definitely has potential:

http://flic.kr/p/9k882h

Taken from atop Trego mountain.


Thats a Great Picture and a Great Place to take one at.... I wonder how you get up there?


Not sure which mountain is Trego, but fron the angle and direction, looks like its near the frog pond. Is a dirt road that runs along the RR tracks, that's my guess. That road starts from 447 about a mile past Empire.
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Postby chris2010 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:22 pm

TomServo wrote:
chris2010 wrote:
Sic Pup wrote:
TomServo wrote:Perhaps a dedicated burner could hike up the mountain, daily to change the power source.


Definitely has potential:

http://flic.kr/p/9k882h

Taken from atop Trego mountain.


Thats a Great Picture and a Great Place to take one at.... I wonder how you get up there?


Not sure which mountain is Trego, but fron the angle and direction, looks like its near the frog pond. Is a dirt road that runs along the RR tracks, that's my guess. That road starts from 447 about a mile past Empire.


I will have to see if I can find it on Google Maps :)
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Bring your safety glasses!

Postby burningflyer » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:19 am

Wow this is really going to dovetail in nicely with my camps plan to float hundreds of reflective mylar balloons at about twenty two feet above us.

Thank goodness that someone has realized how pesky it can be to loose track of time at Black Rock City. Volunteers will no longer be able to say they missed their shift at (your department here) because they lost track of time.

Hey it may be your vacation, but that's no excuse to run around willy nilly, happily oblivious to the steady march of time to your ultimate return to the drudgery of the default world
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Re: Bring your safety glasses!

Postby chris2010 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:25 am

burningflyer wrote:Wow this is really going to dovetail in nicely with my camps plan to float hundreds of reflective mylar balloons at about twenty two feet above us.

Thank goodness that someone has realized how pesky it can be to loose track of time at Black Rock City. Volunteers will no longer be able to say they missed their shift at (your department here) because they lost track of time.

Hey it may be your vacation, but that's no excuse to run around willy nilly, happily oblivious to the steady march of time to your ultimate return to the drudgery of the default world
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Am I detecting a small hint of sarcasm in this post?
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Re: Bring your safety glasses!

Postby burningflyer » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:36 am

Am I detecting a small hint of sarcasm in this post?[/quote]

Not at all. I'm actually wishing you all the success that Beaming Man had.

So I'll make sure to bring a watch
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Re: Bring your safety glasses!

Postby chris2010 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:43 am

burningflyer wrote:
chris2010 wrote:Am I detecting a small hint of sarcasm in this post?


Not at all. I'm actually wishing you all the success that Beaming Man had.

So I'll make sure to bring a watch
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OK :) Thanks!

I'll be sure to look for your hundreds of reflective mylar balloons as well! :) Hopefully the winds out on the Playa will not blow them away :twisted:
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Postby falcon451 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:25 pm

There IS something to be said for keeping track of time at Burning Man solely by the sun, moon, stars, and the body, but I'm also a clock nerd impressed with the idea and effort here. I guess I can avert my eyes if necessary (well, we'll see about that I guess)
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Postby TomServo » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:37 pm

falcon451 wrote:There IS something to be said for keeping track of time at Burning Man solely by the sun, moon, stars, and the body, but I'm also a clock nerd impressed with the idea and effort here. I guess I can avert my eyes if necessary (well, we'll see about that I guess)


Unless your above the lasers, this clock wont do any of us any good. I love the idea! and if I were employed, Id donate to the project.
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Postby mdmf007 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:59 pm

Have you been in touch with BMORG? I am not sure where you plan on placing your lasers, but ti looks like on top of the man since it is the middle of the clock face.

BMORG shot down our plans of putting time lapse cameras on the mans head, with a NO EFFING way.

that was three or four years ago.
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Postby BBadger » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:41 am

In the picture it does look offset from the Man. The tower will need to be taller than the man to avoid hitting him, the beams will probably never be close enough to ground to be a problem, and they should turn it off if it rains. I just hope people aren't idiots and try to send reflective balloons or something into the beams, which could be quite dangerous. Aside from balloons or other stuff, it should be safe enough for even US laser show standards.
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Postby AntiM » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:44 am

One of my first volunteer gigs ever was in 2002, when there were cardinal point laser beams from the Man on his lighthouse. I was to sit and watch the beams, and hit the kill switch if someone sent up anything reflective, or if tall art cars drove into the beam and stayed there. I flicked it off for a few moments as La Contessa's mast split the beam and tried to follow it.

Then the spoiled "We Know the Artist" entitled club kids came up and took my water without asking. Bitches. Before SparklePony came into use. But Sparkleponies aren't mean snobs, are they?

I'm still attending, I have to wonder if they are too, and if they aren't as clueless and nasty as they were that many years ago.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:58 am

mdmf007 wrote:Have you been in touch with BMORG? I am not sure where you plan on placing your lasers, but ti looks like on top of the man since it is the middle of the clock face.


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Postby TomServo » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:10 am

Since the man is no longer accessible to people, the lasers could be placed beneath the man. Only problem would be when a hand passes 3 o'clock and 9 oclock. Hopefully, the artist has already contacted BMORG.
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