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Boink5902d ago

what with the melting clock?

does this mean I'm wasting time?

will the ps3 melt my clock?

or is sony marketing on crack?

daboosa5902d ago

i think i agree about the wasting time

Fuzz McDeath5902d ago

...but could the melting clock be a sign that the PS3 runs a bit on the HOT side? No overheating problems my arse :)

kmis875902d ago

It's a reference to the Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali. Many scholars have interpreted the painting as showing the surrealist nature of the dreams, and the actual physical world. Time is not rigid, and neither is physical shape. The unliving objects like the clock actually become organic, losing their cold rigid nature, but also gaining the weakness of flesh and the ability to decompose. Come on, someone take an art history class just once.

Boink5902d ago

The clock is just there to display the current time, not to represent time in the physical world. the clock may become organic and distort, but time remains constant, and will not change, distort, decompose or whatever.

I would love to meet those supposed scholars and kick them in the nutz for their misinterpretation, seems to me like they should have taken a GOOD art history class, not the side class at macdonalds university.

and if sony is using that as their basis for their marketing, are they saying that the PS3 will decompose once it goes from being a fanboys dream to the physical world?


calderra5902d ago

Actually, time DOES distort. There was this guy named Einstein, and...

Bah- nevermind. Way over people's heads.

D R Fz5902d ago

"The Persistence of Memory" is a modern art painting by renowned Catalan-Spanish artist Salvador Dali. He became one of the most important painters of the 20th century, and was mostly associated with the surrealist movement. His painting, which is sometimes referred to as Soft Clocks or Melting Clocks, was completed in 1931 and has been on display the Museum of Modern Art in New York City since 1934.

The direct meaning of all of this represents exactly what kmis87 said in the comment above, however the indirect relation between the clock and the ps3 can be found in the success of both works. Ps3 is what Sony refers to as a masterpiece and because of the amount of work they have put into the console, we are getting nothing but great artwork that should last for a long preiod of time. Meaning that even after its launch, maybe 10 years from then, we will all look back on the ps3 as a masterpiece--a great work that stands the tests of time. The ps3 according to the site is a classic even before it has been launched; not because of the launch, but the thought off creating such a console to represent the next generation of both gaming and entertainment is what classifies the ps3 as a classic. The website in its entirety is stimulating as well as invigorating. It makes me feel smarter as an individual planning on getting the ps3. That is thinking b3yond the confinements of each generation. Thinking b3yond the the restraints of time.

Boink5902d ago

unfortunately 10 years down the road, the ps3 will be way out of date, and no longer being played. It will not a masterpiece that we will still be marvelling at for the rest of history.

kmis875902d ago

The intended message of the ps3 being a masterpiece makes a lot more sense than my more complicated ideas of applying the themes of the painting to the ps3 itself. I can't believe I didn't think of that. Oh well, at least it's nice having someone make an intelligent comment about this like you did. Usually all I hear is stuff like post #1 and its followups.

Karibu5902d ago

just... STFU.
You're being explained the idea behind that add and you can't keep that bs coming out your mouth.
I'd really like to see you loose some bubles.

Sphinx5902d ago

...Dali is my favorite artist, but it took me a minute to put two and two together. Dali was pretty cool, he talks about being a kid who always wanted attention, and when he didn't think he was getting enough, he'd start banging around a bell he carried around with him until everyone looked at him.

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