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Al-Jazari. Elephant Clock. 1206.
The elephant clock was a medieval invention by al-Jazari, consisting of a weight powered water clock in the form of an elephant. The various elements of the clock were designed to move and make a sound each half hour.
In addition to its mechanical innovations, the clock itself is seen as an early example of multiculturalism represented in technology. The elephant represents the Indian and African cultures, the dragon Chinese culture, the phoenix ancient Egyptian culture, the water work represents ancient Greek culture, and the turban Islamic culture.
The Hungarian architect Imre Makovecz has died at the age of 75. Makovecz headed a loose-knit band of architects, designers and craft workers who established an alternative way of building, thinking and existing during the long years of communist rule and soulless, Soviet-style architecture forced on Hungary and Russia. A fierce critic of communism, materialism and globalism, he was banned from working in Budapest in 1976 and moved north to Visegrád, a beautiful stretch of countryside by the Danube. There, he developed his compelling, idiosyncratic and organic style, borrowing from nature and re-interpreting the ideas of, among others, Rudolf Steiner, Frank Lloyd Wright, Antoni Gaudí and the Hungarian architect ödön Lechner.