021 -- A Cyclic Time Display: Due 9/20
The day is a core biological cycle which affects nearly all life on earth. Whether or not we care to know the exact "time", we always maintain an inner sense of the day's progression, which we perceive through environmental changes in sunlight, sound (traffic in the morning, crickets at night), temperature and smell (think of cool summer evenings). Divisions of the day into units of 12 and 60, while useful, are arbitrary conventions we have inherited from ancient Mesopotamian astronomers.
Create a "clock" (-- for lack of a better word; more accurately, a diurnally-cyclic display ) which reflects your own intuitions about the structure of a "day". You may incorporate conventional mathematical divisions (and notations) of time, or invent and impose your own. In planning your design, consider whether your clock is a self-standing representation of your own inner experience, or a digital artifact with a permeable membrane to external information (e.g. user interaction, live Internet data, etc.).