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if we are not too scientific, we are too straightforward to be fascinated

pareidolia may have helped early societies organize chaos and make the world intelligible for our ancestors.

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Simple def. [wiki]

Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon, and hearing hidden messages on records played in reverse.

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Evolutionary advantage-

-Carl Sagan hypothesized that as a survival technique, human beings are “hard-wired” from birth to identify the human face. This allows people to use only minimal details to recognize faces from a distance and in poor visibility but can also lead them to interpret random images or patterns of light and shade as being faces.

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zup? FG playground for now, with real examples of hardcore locations of our world, that happen to be from abnormal to strange and back, making science-fiction seem ordinary..

Izu Islands – Japan

Off the coast of Japan lies a series of volcanic islands. Due to the air being full of sulphur, they were evacuated as recently as 2000. However, citizens moved back, despite having to wear gas masks for most of their day. This is mainly due to a pension provided by scientists studying the debilitating effects of the environment.

[Near future plans --> Paintball contest, Capture the Flag against the natives]

Neft Daşları, Azerbaijan

Neft Daslari is a functional city built 34 miles from the nearest shore. Located in Azerbaijan, the town began as an oil platform before growing into the sprawling megaplex it is today.

[Near future plans -->2014 Champions League Final]

Thames Town — Shanghai, China

Nestled near Shanghai, China, is a quaint-yet-fully-functional re-creation of a classic English market town. This is just the start, as plans call for similar towns themed after Sweden, Italy, Holland, German, traditional Chinese, Spain, the United States and an ecologically-themed town.

[Near future plans --> Economy Growth (Dam like)]

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Kowloon Walled City — Hong Kong

Due to an invasion by squatters, lawmakers turned a blind eye to this section of China from 1947 until 1973. Notorious for being completely run by gangs, the lack of building codes created haphazard structures never seen before. The sun never touched many of the narrow streets until the city was demolished in 1994. This was as close to lawlessness as non-celebrities could ever get.

[Near future plans --> Kill the CT]

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Linfen, China

Originally nicknamed “the modern fruit and flower town,” this Chinese city was home to the worst pollution of any metropolis on Earth. Before reform, belching coal plants continuously choked out the sun and citizens often had difficulty seeing their own hands. A crackdown on pollution and a switch to natural gas has resulted in dramatic improvements to air quality, which means citizens no longer have to wear black every day.

[Near future plans --> Hotbox expertise wins Nobel]

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Manshiyat Naser — Cairo, Egypt

On the edge of Cairo lies a community whose entire economic system centers around collecting and sorting garbage. The bustling area has shops, houses and even the largest church in the Middle East. We’re also guessing it probably has some of the largest homemade forts in the Middle East, too.

[Near future plans --> Online Laser Recycling]

Supercomputing Center — Barcelona , Spain

Inside a spectacular Spanish church sits an enormous glass box. Inside that glass box is one of the world’s fastest supercomputers. The public research center provides invaluable data to the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. [Near future plans --> private parties - Godlike]

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Aluna Clock Project \\ 2012 Olympics London

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The clock has been called Aluna [very obvious name]. It is a word from the Kogi indigenous people of Colombia[100% understood]. Ms Williams. “It means memory, possibility, it’s also being in tune with the planet’s rhythms and living in harmony with our planet.”

London’s Science Museum curator David Rooney, is also involved with the project.

He said that people had become “completely besotted with clocks and watches”.

“Isn’t it about time that we looked up and out a little bit to those natural time cycles of this spinning rock underneath that Moon we all see?

“It’s these time cycles that we human beings are wired to – the patterns of day and night.”

The Creator of Aluna

Artist Laura Williams is the creator of the Aluna clock. Laura wanted to create an inspiration that would teach the public that the natural rhythms of water are being ignored at our own peril. Laura considers the project to be a mixture of art, science and spirituality.

Quotes of the artist on the design

“There are three giant concentric rings made from recycled glass, light shines through from the glass in time with the Moon’s cycles so the largest ring shows the lunar phase.”

“Gradually the light waxes on all the way around the ring and connects full circle when it’s full Moon.”

“The second ring is like the big hand of the clock. It’s a marker of light that tracks the Moon around the globe so that’s the lunar day cycle.”

“The third ring – the smallest – is the small hand that tracks the tide as it goes from high tide to low.”

Aluna 3D Film

Features of Aluna

Aluna features three concentrically constructed glass rings. The rings will be made of recycled glass. Each ring will be illuminated by LED lights that will show the different phases of the moon. The illumination of light showing these phases will be called Aluna time. Aluna will be powered by the tides of the Thames River. Once Aluna is up and running, it is said to be able to generate enough revenue by producing enough energy to light 200 homes in its home city of London. They Mayor of London has a climate change action plan that intends to spearhead the energy revolution. Initial talks have been held with the landowners, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority and London’s Borough of Tower Hamlets regarding the potential location of the clock project. It will be considered a legacy for London that will bring a positive impact on the regeneration efforts of East London and the Thames Gateway. The Greenwich Council has given their endorsement of the project and is now hoping to bring the project to the Thames by 2012.

The Aluna designers see the sculpture as a combination of artistic, scientific and educational project. People will be able to “interact” with the Aluna, walk around the sculpture, enjoy the large space in its centre, and sit on the lower part of the Lunar Phase ring.

via The Future of things website (+), Onlineclock Blog (+)