Your new clock is other people. Jonathan Puckey of the Dutch design studio Moniker noticed Twitter users like to tweet the time, so he’s arranged those time-stamped tweets to create All the Minutes, a crowdsourced clock.
One part technical achievement, one part art project, All the Minutes curates tweets where users mention the time. The tweets come from different users around the world and are posted during different days and months—even come from different years.
It’s an interesting window into a very specific moment in another person’s life. And entertainingly, most of those windows show people drunk or high at inappropriate hours.
The project was initially displayed at Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven as part of an exhibition called “Confessions of the Imperfect.” Puckey describes the exhibit as a show of “how the urge to continually transform and perfect manifests itself in our daily lives and how art and design both go along with and counteract it.”
If you’re into knowing how sausage is made, you can view the source doc for All the Minutes on GitHub. The project is also viewable in essay format, which is a fascinating read in its own right. Or you can tweet out what you’re up to at this very minute and see if you’re added to the project—@AlltheMinutes is still retweeting posts for every minute.
Photo via KaylaKandzorra/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)