Electronic Sculpture Archive
Bruce Cannon

This site is an archive of my older interactive,  electronic and computer-controlled sculpture.  You can always find out about my latest projects via my gateway, brucecannon.com.

   

Millenium Counter top view; click for an enlargementMillenium Counter (1996)

Steel case, flourescent display, microcontroller;
10x12x4"; 10lbs.

Status: collection of Renny Pritikin

Composed of a small steel box with a blue alphanumeric display on its top, this machine counts down the seconds in each millennium. At midnight, December 31, 1999 it will display a quote from the Rubyat, load the number of seconds in the next 1,000 years, and begin again.

Millenium counter side view; click for an enlargementFor most of its life, it will display a very large number, decrementing each second. However, once every thousand years it will display the following message: "Ah! my Beloved, come fill the cup that clears today of past regrets and future fears. For tomorrow-- why tomorrow, I may be myself with yesterday's seven thousand years."

 

 

 

 

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