Poisson Alarm Clock

The poisson alarm clock refers to an abstract mechanism for modeling independent, random events that occur over time according to a poisson distribution. The processing sketch below realizes this abstract mechanism, at least in digital form. The alarm rings in expectation once an hour.

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  1. liza faktor says:

    what a thing! i left this window open, had to drop cooking when the alarm went off – took me awhile to figure out what it was. first thought: fire alarm

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