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The Museum of Jurassic Technology

The World is Bound in Secret Knots

The Museum of Jurassic Technology’s wing dedicated to Athanasius Kircher refabricates a number of Kircherian projects that were included in his College of Rome wunderkammer. These include his experiments with magnetism such as A Magnetic Oracle, which comprise wax figures and magnets suspended in glass spheres—and A Botanical Clock that uses a sunflower to tell the time. 

Image: Athanasius Kircher
The Sunflower Clock
Courtesy of the Department of Special Collections, Stanford Libraries, Stanford University


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