For every minute of the clock, a fragment of text is taken from a webpage (with the help of Google Search) which contains the current time, but from a different day and/or year in history.The WebClock contains text traces for 1440 minutes of the day and reflects the relation between man and time. It is a collection or subjective time experience, relatively, even though the absolute clock is represented as numbers.

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I made a screensaver for Windows / one click install/ no malware, tested with 41 antivirus program. Made with InstantStorm.

WebClock Screensaver

Note: screensaver version is a bit different to spare your screen – it has black background and every minute those 3 rectangles are in a different place.

During the analysis of the search results, I drew some conclusions:

In the morning people are more interested about the weather.

Some people expect the time to run faster, there are others who observe the time is running too fast, and there are those who live in present and have mostly positive relation with time.

The Night-owl type of person tend to talk about sleep. When they watch the clock they realize that they are distanced to what they should normally expect to do at this time.

In total when people mention time they are often talking about how tired they are.

Special thanks to Zoltán Vári, the developer of this clock.

The WebClock was made for the art’s 1.000.047 ‘th birthday and exhibited in  Saint George/Romania in 2010 January 15.