Flipped Clock

Thomson & Craighead 2008

Although we are all bound by it, and largely accept it as ‘given’, the notion of clock time is a human construct. Flipped Clock is a fully functioning and accurate digital clock that displays the time by the hour, minute and second. However, each digit has been rotated 180°, defamiliarising our relationship and expectation of clock time.


Modified digital clock, dimensions variable


Data Anthropologies: Thomson & Craighead
25 March - 20 June 2015 at the Open Data Institute

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Pioneering media artists Jon Thomson (b.1969) & Alison Craighead (b.1971) make work informed by long-term, gently critical, explorations of the structures and social constructs of the Internet and the spaces of social media. They work across…
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Flipped Clock, Thomson & Craighead, 2008