Time + Peace = Nothing? From This Clock, It Certainly Looks That Way
April 21st, 2011
A true testament that exhibits just how strapped for time everyone is nowadays is evident with just how many clocks there are out there. For example, there are two clocks in my room: one in front of the bed, and one hung on the space above the TV.
When I go outside for a drive, I see huge digital billboards switch from digital clocks to ads and back again. I can check my dashboard for the time, glance at the watch on my wrist when I’m in a hurry, or bring my phone out if I’m somewhere dark.
Time obsessed is what we’ve all become, I tell you. So what happens when a student from the University of Dundee wants to make a statement about this? Why, make a TimePeace clock, that’s what!
As you can see, the TimePeace is far from being a normal clock. Actually, it looks more like a bust of an actual clock but make no mistake, it can tell you the time. Simply give it a little push and the TimePeace will light up and give you a quick peek at the time before the light goes off again.
The TimePeace is a product of the design program at the University of Dundee, cleverly thought up by Morven Mackenzie. I think the message he wanted to get across was to stop chasing time or give it too much importance. Instead, just live in the moment and go with the flow.
What do you think?