Finding Our Time
Thanks to the brainpower of one Albert Einstein in creating the Special Theory of Relativity, we can say with great certainty that time is not uniform, but in fact differs for each individual person. But because the effects and circumstances to which a person can experience this are generally limited to people with access to a spacecraft, it’s not an aspect of physics that people consider quite often. ‘My 15 is your 10 After’ is an installation that aims to present this idea through a physical interactive installation.
This installation takes the form of a number of small sundials automatically orbiting one large sundial. These small sundials represent an individual’s own perspective on time. Users can then interact with the installation by turning a large crank which rotates the entire installation and subsequently changes the speed at which the smaller sundials are rotating. This action represents the effect that velocity has on one’s own time.