Meantime in Greenwich

An Augmented Reality Public Art Project – Sir Sandford Fleming Park, Halifax

The logo for the Public Art PIece Meantime in Greenwich

‘Meantime in Greenwich’ is a public art project consisting of twenty-four sundials installed throughout Sir Sandford Fleming Park in Halifax, twenty-four stories about the mysterious nature of time (that can be played on your mp3 player), and twenty-four virtual sculptures that can be accessed through a free iPhone app. The work celebrates Sir Sandford Fleming, the ‘Father of Standard Time’ in the park where Fleming lived and died.

The twenty-four stories can be heard in any order. A map on the app shows each sundial’s location. There is also a printed map available at the park or for download from the website. Using the Augmented Reality browser ‘LAYAR’ embedded in the app, the stories are triggered by the phone’s GPS location next to the appropriate sundial. Pointing your phone’s camera at the icon on the surface of the sundial will show a virtual object on your iPhone screen.

This work was commissioned by the Halifax Regional Municipality as part of celebration of the 100th anniversary of ‘The Dingle’ tower that Sir Sandford Fleming built in 1912 as a commemoration of 150 years of representational government in Nova Scotia.


Writer, Artist, Music
David Clark

Neil Thompson

Technical Development, Programmer
Lukas Steinman

Graphic Design
Jonathan Rotsztain

Social Media
Natalie Slater

3D Modeling
Jameel Patel

Sundial Consultant
Dr. T. A. Clark

Sound Recording
Andrew Hicks

Installation Technician
Thomas Doucette

Fabrication & Installation
Velocity Machining
Eastern Fence
Precision Powder Coating
Halifax Regional Municipality

Thanks to:
Siobhan Wiggins
Patricia Pegley
Steven Rice
Brian Delaney
Brian Thurtell, Eastern Fence
Andrew Stevens, Velocity Machining
Richard Hadley, ACTRA Maritimes
Sandy Graham, NSCAD
Donnie Thompson, NSCAD