About Time Summer Research Project Exhibited at Burning Man

Gordon Hoople, assistant professor of integrated engineering, led a summer research project that was designed and built on campus, then transported to Burning Man as an interactive exhibit. About Time is a large-scale art installation meant to challenge the role time plays in our lives. This installation invites us into time through a portal — a physical hole in the sundial structure itself. Inside time we find shafts of light which we can manipulate using disks of pictographs and words. We use light [and space] inside time to create meaning. This is both metaphor and a fair hypothesis for the way the world actually works.