Project: Exploring time as a sense

Inspired by environmental sound cues that allow us to feel the passing of time, Stakk is a time experiencing device. By choosing wooden blocks and adding them to the stack, you select the time intervals at which you want to feel a transition in time. The size of the blocks dictate their time duration and the stacking of the block adds it to the queue from bottom up. Subtle sound cues are played as one interval leads into the next, giving you a sense of how much time has passed. This immerses you in the moment without the distraction of having to check the time.

I worked on this project with Esther Bretschneider and Radhika Agarwal during the course As We May Sense with Yasaman Sheri.

We started by video prototyping the experience in the beginning of the week. After that we created several rough prototypes of the design while looking for inspiration in wooden toys and interior objects.


In the end we exhibited the piece at Space10. See more photos here.

Project, CIIDJens Obel