A personal elastic time machine
LED desk clock, custom hardware
In development, 2020
A variable-rate clock, an elastic time machine. The clock’s rate can be adjusted to between 25% and 400% of ‘real’ time’s passage by means of a dial. The waxing and waning of time allows one to enjoy a longer afternoon nap than usual, or to breeze through a dental appointment at high speed, or to submit a paper to deadline. Time is borrowed or loaned only temporarily; the time debt is settled each midnight – the clock gradually adjusts its rate so that it is in sync with UTC at 0h.
Elastic time is displayed in a 6-digit, 7-segment LED display of hours, minutes and seconds. The current rate also determines the sound of the clock.