Clock start showing 05:04. Hand comes into frame and inverts clock. Time inverts and time changes to 21:04

February, 2020. Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University.
Acrylic, Arduino, OLED, push-buttons.

RELATIVE_CLOCK is a desk clock meant to be a reminder of someone we care about. The clock displays the current time, but when it is invert, the time changes.

The time is displayed on a small screen. The clock has buttons on the back to set the time. When the clock is is flipped upside-down, the display rotates 180 degrees and shows a different time. The new time is +/- hours relative to the original time. For a moment, you get to be in time with your loved one.

It is a small reminder of someone not currently present, throughout the day.