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Era Cruft

This algorithm calculated the exact time since the beginning of a new era starting on September 11, 2001. The code updated the image at variable times approximately once every hour. A webcam located in New York City captured a specific moment as people went about their lives. We simultaneously became voyeurs while viewing an image that preserved a snapshot in time. This cruft was completed on April 8, 2020, when the deaths from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 far surpasses those killed on 9/11.

08 April 2020 - Coronavirus deaths have far surpassed those killed on 9/11
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pointed out that the death toll in the state so far during the coronavirus crisis has far eclipsed the number of people killed during the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center.

Cuomo said that the 2,753 New Yorkers were killed at the World Trade Center, while 6,268 have died so far in the coronavirus pandemic.

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