Frangible Time

Posted by hornlo on May 10th, 2008 filed in humor

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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