- Take 2 photographs that each depict a object or scene that shows the traces of time.
This can be a tree stump with rings, a house with peeling
paint, layers of rock on a cliffside, etc. Write a short
paragraph describing how the images you have found depict
time. Is it a single episode in history (e.g. a scar), a
long term pattern (e.g tree rings)? What can you read
- Personal diary. Keep track of what you do for a 6
hour stretch. Here the goal is not a scientific study of
time usage (you may edit out anything you wish) but more
an exploration into the question of what it met means to
be doing something as time passes and how to represent
Robinson and Godbey's chapter lists a number
of distinct tasks - but are you perhaps doing many at
once? do you care more about what you were thinking about
than what you were doing? a "task" like going out to
dinner - minute by minute there are the differnt foods
eaten; there are the accompanying social events, etc. Your
task is to edit the potentially infinite set of things
that you are doing in that 6 hour time and find a way to
present it visually.
Pay attention to the stucture you use. Are you thinking
of linear time, stretching along a time line? Or is there
something cyclical here, a rhythmic repetition? For
instance, the hour hand on the clock makes 6 cycles in
Think about psychological vs. clock time. Does all
the time seem to pass at the same rate?
Please link your work by midday on Monday.