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Major: Astrophysics & Computer Science
Genre/Medium: Graphic Design, Adobe Illustrator
About the work: Psyche Calendar (downloadable PDF), is a timekeeping system inspired by asteroids and based around the number 16 instead of 12. There are 16 months to the year, each named for one of the first 16 discovered asteroids. Weeks are 16 days long and are split into two 8-day periods, with weekdays also named after the first 16 discovered asteroids. Psyche Calendar New Year’s falls on Pysche’s discovery day, Gregorian Calendar March 17. Similarly, the “current era” for Psyche Calendar starts with the year of Psyche’s discovery, 1852. This epoch is denoted as “M.P.”, which stands for “metapsyche”, meaning “after psyche”. Previous years are denoted as “P.P.”, which stands for “propsyche”, meaning “before psyche”.