Alexander has been trying to build a clock that will last for 10,000 years.
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For the last few weeks we’ve been working on a special project at the Storyboard, producing episodes outside the studio, with a little more style than our usual interviews (cool as those can be).
This is the first of those new Very Special Episodes, in which I sidekick for an old friend, a musician named Paul Buckley, on a road trip.
Buckley’s trying to keep a promise he made to himself as a 15-year-old: to stand on his head in front of an atomic clock on 11/11/11 at 11:11:11. But the trip quickly turns into a deeper dive into the world of atomic clocks, timekeeping and the nature of time itself. Except also funny.
In a desert in Texas a 200-feet-tall clock is being constructed deep inside a mountain. Once completed, it will keep time for the next 10,000 years, even if there are no humans around to use it. Tune in as Chuck and Josh get to the bottom of the Long Now.
A 3 minute extract from Radio 4’s show The Museum Of Curiosity. It’s Chris Donald talking about a bridge plate.