10 May 2008
Frangible Time

Birth Clock Alexandra von Feldmann calls it the Birth Clock, an “Electronic Clock that helps you to make up your mind” when you’re stuck at a major decision point in your life.

A glass object containing a non-running digital clock — fragile, beautiful, timeless.
Break it — amid the shards of your irreversible decision, the clock starts running.

I appreciate the ambiguity, the juxtaposition of conflicting ideas, the reflection that leads to a decision … but my next thought would be “great, now I have to clean up this mess”, followed by “I wonder how long the batteries last”.

h/t: Kevin Kelly, The Birth Clock, KK* Lifestream
image: Alexandra von Feldmann, Birth Clock prototype, Interaction Design

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