The changes in the brain enhanced the memory that permitted reflection on past memories, and thoughts around future events. A sense of personal continuity, an awareness of duration, a sense of time that are memory based have evolved, following a search for the permanent factors that will contrast the ever-changing natural events. Man’s perception of time was cut out from the natural elements that surrounded him: the sun, moon, seasons, birth, adulthood and death . The abstract notion of dividing the day and night into units of hours and minutes would be out of the Caveman’s grasp. For that, Gadget for the Caveman 3 is an indoor sun clock. It brings back into the room the image of the SUN, that was the key element by which man divided the different parts of the day and first understood the meaning of passing time. The gadget aim to remind where the measurement of time started from, and that the sun is still out there.
Gadget for the Caveman 3 is made out of two stepper motors rotate a mirror, one degree every second, in a ticking sound, shifting the position of a flashlight beam on a corner of a room. Delicate marks on the wall indicate the hours, according to the position of the circling fake sun, assisting the Caveman to perceive time within the built environment.
Gadget for the Caveman 2 — camping with mike and cem
Gadget for the Caveman 2: For approximately 400,000 years, flames have lighted the night. Gadget for the Caveman 2 is a body of light that aims to imitate the atmosphere that surrounded early man during the nights: the flickering lights, the crackling sounds, a source for soothing contemplation and imagination. Man’s intervention with the natural processes of his environment by his interaction with fire contributed to the evolution of the brain. The changes in the brain affected the anatomical structure and functions that were feeding back to its evolution.