Annelise Cornet

The Mocking Clock

Class of: 2024

Major: Strategic Design and Management BBA

Medium: Combination of Multiple Media

Faculty: Matt Whitman

Prompt: We were asked to consider a set period of time within our day and create a single two-dimensional visualization of this temporal experience.

I sat hunched over my MacBook, iPad, and a Texas- Institute calculator. I was confidently taking a quiz for my class until I looked at the countdown clock on the page’s top right side. Suddenly pressure and stress became my dominant emotions, and I thought, why is time allowed to dictate my emotions. In terms of the project, I became less interested in the moment of taking the quiz and more intrigued by the ideas and questions that spurred out of the event. Why do we try to contain and define time? There is irony in how we evolve our lives around something that we don’t understand. Time laughs at us as we try to define and constrain it because the opposite occurs. Time is truly in control and is mocking us.