The Future of Time: Clocks for Robots

The Future of Time: Clocks for Robots

Gregory Han
Oct 7, 2011

Berg London studio created this QR display clock, "Clock for Robots", as a working concept to allow patrons to check-in at the location and for their smartphone to "read" the time. We're not so much impressed with the idea of QR clocks, since your phone normally keeps time by itself without the need for scanning a code. But we do like the idea of extending this idea as a way for guests to download changing menus, specials, updates and discounts to download while passing by or dropping in with just a scan...

Clocks for Robots creator, Matt Jones, describes the process behind developing the dynamic timepiece:

Our "Clock for Robots" is something from this coming robot-readable world. It acts as dynamic signage for computers. It is an object that signal both time and place to artificial eyes.
It is a sign in a public space displaying dynamic code that is both here and now. Connected devices in this space are looking for this code, so the space can broker authentication and communication more efficiently.

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[via OhGizmo]

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