Clock Club

A collection of materials for students and practitioners of interactive design who want to make timepieces.

Projects in this Repository
Bibliography
Parts and Suppliers
Inspirational Examples

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A Bibliography of Time and Clock-Related Reading

Books

Aveni, A. F. (2003). Empires of time: Calendars, clocks and cultures. Niwot, CO: University Press of Colorado.

Brand, S. (2008). Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility: The Ideas Behind the Worlds Slowest Computer: Time and Responsibility: The Ideas Behind the Worlds Slowest Computer. Basic Books. A series of essays on very long-term thinking.

Cipolla, C. M. (2003). Clocks and culture, 1300-1700. United States: W W NORTON & CO (NY).

Galison, P. (2004). Einstein’s Clocks and Poincare’s Maps. New York: W. W. Norton & Co.

Gazeley, W. J. (1953). Watch and clock making and repairing. Robert Hale. A mid-20th century guide to watchmaking.

Griffiths, J. (2004). A sideways look at time. New York: Penguin.

Johnson, S. (2015). How we got to now: Six innovations that made the modern world. New York: VIKING, Published by Penguin Group.

King, H. C., & Millburn, J. R. (1978). Geared to the stars; the evolution of planetariums, orreries, and astronomical clocks. Buffalo: University of Buffalo Press. A hard-to-find, thorough accounting of the history of western astronomical mechanisms.

Levine, R. (2012). A Geography of Time: The Temporal Misadventures of a Social Psychologist, or How every Culture Keeps Time Just a Little Bit Differently. Oxford: Oneworld. An anthropological exploration of different cultures’ attitudes to time and time management.

Riskin, J. (2016). The Restless Clock: A History of the Centuries-Long Argument Over What Makes Living Things Tick. Chicago: University of Chicago Press

Sobel, D. (2014). Longitude. London: Fourth Estate. A popular history of the development of portable timepieces and their relation to the practice of navigation.

Journalistic Articles & Blog Posts

From Sundials to Atomic Clocks is a government publication with a lot of interesting information on the history of timekeeping.

A History of Braun part 2: Timepieces Article on Dieter Rams’ clock designs for Braun.

Why Procrastinators Procrastinate 2013, Tim Urban, Waitbutwhy.com. Accessed Jun 209 2019. The title says it all. Waitbutwhy.com has a section of articles on time.

Electrical fluctuations from virus fast forward Hawaii time Associated Press, Jun 5 2020. NEws story on why demand on Hawaii’s electrical grid during the COVID-19 quarantine is affecting the speed of clocks in the state.

Scholarly Articles

Lindley, S. (2015). Making Time. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW ‘15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1442-1452.

Martin, R., Holtzman, H. (2011). Kairoscope: managing time perception and scheduling through social event coordination. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ‘11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1969-1978.

Mazmanian, M., Erickson, I., and Harmon, E. (2015). Circumscribed Time and Porous Time: Logics as a Way of Studying Temporality. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW ‘15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1453-1464.

Taylor, J. L., Soro, A., Roe, P., Hong, A. L., Brereton, M. (2017). Situational When: Designing for Time Across Cultures. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ‘17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 6461-6474.