Blocks

Keeping track of time, minute‐by‐minute, is harder than it sounds. After several amateurish attempts, I searched online for ways to track time on a daily basis. I found Ben Lipkowitz, an engineer and coder. Between 2005 and 2011, Ben logged every hour of every day, sharing it online at www.fennetic.net. His data is turned into ‘Daily Time Slices’. For me, I try to explore a fantasy future where everything is recorded and captured seamlessly and invisibly. Manictime app is just such a ‘thing’…turn it on and you can log every click you make.  I continue to imagine laser and 3D printing technology delivering physical, tangible hand‐made patterns directly to your walls, captured, made and recycled….in physical form. Digital becomes physical, and yet will feel hand-made It’s not far off.
Daily Time Slices, 40 in x 48 in, cut wood, aluminum bar, laser etch, on alumalite panel. 2014

Daily Time Slices, 40 in x 48 in, cut wood, aluminum bar, laser etch, on alumalite panel. 2014

Daily Time Slices, detail. 40 in x 48", 2014.

Daily Time Slices, detail. 40 in x 48″, 2014.

Daily Time Slices, angle view. 40 in x 48 in, 2014.

Daily Time Slices, angle view. 40 in x 48 in, 2014.

Nightly Sleep Analyzed, 8 ft x 10 ft, laser cut wood, embedded blocks, pigment. 2014

Nightly Sleep Analyzed, 8 ft x 10 ft, laser cut wood, embedded blocks, pigment. 2014

Nightly Sleep Analyzed, 8 ft x 10 ft, lasercut wood, blocks and pigment. 2014

Nightly Sleep Analyzed, 8 ft x 10 ft, lasercut wood, blocks and pigment. 2014

Legend which explains 52 weeks of nightly sleep analyzed by city, by duration and daytime sociability. 2014

Legend which explains 52 weeks of nightly sleep analyzed by city, by duration and daytime sociability. 2014

Manictime, 30 in x 14 ft, cut 2x4 wood, pigment, laser etching on Aluminum shelf. 2014

Manictime, 30 in x 14 ft, cut 2×4 wood, pigment, laser etching on Aluminum shelf. 2014

Manictime, center view, 30 in x 14 ft, cut wood, pigment on aluminum shelf, 2014.

Manictime, center view, 30 in x 14 ft, cut wood, pigment on aluminum shelf, 2014.

Manictime, angle view. 2014.

Manictime, angle view. 2014.

Bedtime Sleep Scores, 21 in x 24 in, loose blocks, wood, and aluminum. 2014.

Bedtime Sleep Scores, 21 in x 24 in, loose blocks, wood, and aluminum. 2014.

Bedtime Sleep Scores (detail) 21 in x 24 in, wood blocks, pigment, aluminum. 2014.

Bedtime Sleep Scores (detail) 21 in x 24 in, wood blocks, pigment, aluminum. 2014.

Blocks | 2014 | work