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Sticky Tessera Interactive Clock

Software meets hardware. Hi-tech elevates handcraft. This captivating gizmo is what we’re all about.

When it was time to replace our studio timepiece we thought to ourselves: We can rebuild it. We have the technology. We can make it better, stronger, faster. So we started experimenting with LED display tiles. And the Sticky Tessera was born.

The only thing traditional about our new interactive clock was its shape—everything else was up for grabs. Changing modes every 15 minutes, it visualizes time two ways: countdown style and particle mode. It also cycles through and displays local weather info and FourSquare icons for anyone who’s checked in at the studio.

We love finding new ways to make information less expected and more fun—to visualize and broadcast content in new ways. Our experiments continue, with a focus on making social posts and checkins more interactive.