animated scalable vector graphic (SVG)
Imagine an alternative to the animated “processing…” icons you know: the Windows egg-timer
hourglass, the Apple OS beachball. Old folks in creative fields may get nostalgic about Susan
Kare’s “running terrier” for early Mac interfaces. This one, however, is designed to remind you of
the real world and real time at other scales, and run at a time scale that at least refers to those
realnesses in miniature: one screen second for every day of the lunar cycle. There is also a twenty-
eight-minute version available, but please don’t put that one into a UI.