I created this animation in Processing as a way to visualize time without the visual aids of a traditional clock. It consists of three different sizes of circles, each on their own tier, representing seconds, minutes and hours. When the time reaches 60 seconds or minutes, the corresponding tier tilts, emptying its contents and adding a ball to the tier below. Additionally, the circles can be “grabbed” with your mouse and thrown around like your own personal ball pit.
See the actual application running here.
The visualization is set to correspond with the internal clock on your personal computer and could be modified to become a larger application or screen saver to allow for a fun, ambient way to keep track of the time.