The birth clock

Craft & Design Technology
The birth clock

Alexandra Von Feldmann created this really interesting clock, which allows the viewer/owner to determine its fate.

The “Birth Clock” is a fragile glass object containing a digital clock that is not working; it is designed to help you to come to a decision when you’re stuck at a specific point in life. Smash the glass, and the clock will start to work, leaving you with the broken object as a reminder of your dramatic decision. Leave the object as it is, and you remain out of time, having the beautiful object as a reminder of your resistance to change. What would you do?

Read more about the Birth Clock – via PixelSumo

8 thoughts on “The birth clock

  1. Unomi says:

    I think this clock will never arrive near Boston without being intercepted by some jerk with copper buttons.

    I do like the concept, the art and the message behind it.

    – Unomi –

  2. Pizzat says:

    I’d probably start by not bothering with the thing in the first place.

  3. Bob Darlington says:

    In what way would smashing the glass to turn on a clock help you come to a decision? At least a Magic 8-Ball has useful information! Throw some fortune cookies in there at least.

  4. Rick says:

    Smashing the glass doesn’t help you make a decision, its more the symbolism of action vs inaction. When you’re stuck in a certain point in your life going “I wish I could do something better” but never actually taking the risk or the first step of going out of your comfort zone you’ll never move.

    I feel this inertia very strongly in my life at the moment, so I find this project really rather interesting. I don’t usually pay much attention to the “art projects with a ‘meaning'” but this one actually did click.

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