Mr. Clock tells time, only when you look at it

by Mark R

Mr.Clock_Hye-yeon.park_Design Product_2010 RCA from hye-yeon.park on Vimeo.

We are no stranger to very cool clocks here on Coolest Gadgets. We just covered the Alessi Blank Wall Clock yesterday.

This clock is just as personal, but not in the sense that you can draw on it. As you can see in the video, the clock will only show the time when people are looking at it.

Granted, I have no idea how it knows whether or not anyone is looking at it, but it will give the correct time. If you aren’t looking at it, you will see nothing but some incongruous lines.

Mr. Clock is designed by Hye-Yeon Park, and it is supposed to be an art project. I suppose it asks the question of whether or not time happens when we are not looking at clocks. I suppose this is why we look at a clock, because without them, it is all lines.

Of course, if art asked a distinct question, and then gave the answer, would it still be art? Well, I will leave that one up to you.

Perhaps Hye-Yeon Park’s next project should be a television set that shows random patterns when you aren’t watching it. Unless you think the stuff that they show on television is random enough.


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