300 Years Time Bomb looks at the relationship between time and technology by presenting a long-lasting timed explosive. In the scenario, a time bomb is set to explode in 300 years time. The bomb’s timer displays the years in seconds making us question what meaning such a large number holds and changing our dramatic relationship with countdown timers.
The explosive is found 100 years after countdown is initiated, by this time it has acquired historical importance and is put on display in a blast proof building. Several generations await for the moment when it finally goes off in this controlled and safe environment. Time and efficient electronics make the nature of the explosive change from an immediate threat to a spectacular display.
The numbers in the display were designed to require very low amounts of power and were manufactured using OLED technology. All the components are placed in a sealed housing to protect them from natural decay.
OLEDs sponsored by Polyphotonix
Electronics Support: Tom Hulbert
Software: Mike Vanis
Assembly Assistance: Anastasia Vikhornova