# Clock in Three Dimensions

Time is commonly depicted in relativistic physics as the fourth dimension, and it makes sense that it is so. There really isn’t anything special about the way we define dimensions; dimensions are only models on how we as human beings perceive the world. The fourth dimension could be mapped to anything – not necessarily time. In fact, the first three dimensions do not necessarily need to be mapped to Cartesian x,y, and z coordinates – again this is only a commonly accepted notion of dimensionality as it applies to real world physical coordinate systems. So, I decided to alter this a bit and mapped the all three dimensions to time. The depth you see in the image above represents the hour, the height represents the minute, and the width represents the second. The result is a three dimensional representation of the 24-hour clock. I think the result is minimalist and geometrically interesting at the same time, and I am happy about the result.