National Times (2016 / 2019) by Augustina Woodgate (b. 1981) is a closed-circuit network of clocks synchronized directly by the power grid. Since the Industrial Revolution, schools, factories, hospitals, and offices have used this kind of network architecture — referred to as a “master/slave” configuration — to keep consistent time. Continue reading Modern Art Monday Presents: Augustina Woodgate, National Times
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Celebrate National Napping Day By Taking a Nap Right Now!
I love to Nap, and March 14th is National Napping Day, providing your body an opportunity to adjust after setting the clocks ahead one hour over the weekend for Daylight Saving Time (my most-hated thing), when we lose an hour of precious sleep due to springing forward. Barf. Anyway, mid-afternoon naps are an integral part of most cultures, and scientifically proven to be good for you – so here’s to justifying a few hours of well deserved nappage! Take a nap right now!
Modern Art Monday Presents: Salvador Dali, The Persistence of Memory
Photo By Gail (Click Image to Enlarge for Detail)
Arguably one of Salvador Dali’s most well-known paintings, The Persistence of Memory (1931) is perhaps most famous for its images of melted timepieces and ants — which can be seen swarming on the face of the golden-colored stop watch in the lower left-hand side of the painting. Both of these motifs show up now and again in Dali’s signature surrealist works. The painting was given as an anonymous gift to MOMA and is part of the museum’s permanent collection.
Turntable Clocks: When It’s Time to Rock!
Are you looking for a perfect gift for that hard-to-please old school Vinyl Aficionado-slash-Salvationist? Then check out these awesome wall clocks made from retired turntables by Etsy vendor Pixel This. What makes these clocks especially cool is how the LP or 45 adorning each clock’s face can be interchanged, for an even more personal touch. The clock pictured above displays The Doobie Brothers’ album Minute By Minute — clever!
Daylight Saving Time Bites My Left One
I hate Daylight Saving Time because it is retarded and fucks up my body clock. There is no reason for the government to play god and fuck with the time like this. Plus: Getting Up in the Dark is the WORST. Furthermore, it is stupid. Thank you.