A five member team of scientists, laser researchers and software programmers will construct a laser driven clock that will keep accurate time at over one mile in diameter. Three high powered lasers will designate the hour, minute and "ticking" second hand around a 3.25 mile circumference at the Burning Man Festival, August 29-Sept 4th, 2011. Twelve 22' "Obelisk" style towers will mark each hour around Black Rock City. Each of the four sided towers will feature original and interactive artwork from volunteer artists around the world. Every hour and half hour participants will strike one of twelve giant gongs around the project. At the end of the event, the entire project (except the lasers) will burn to the ground during the annual Burning Man Finale' on the last night of the event.
"Live in the moment, for time is ephemeral. It counts down the clock. It counts down our lives. In the end it will all be gone. WE will all be gone. Live in the moment"
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