The workshop ‘What object is this? of February 13th, 2021 was an investigation into the clock.

The clock is one of the oldest instruments in history. This is due to the fact that human beings have always felt the need to measure time, but their desire for accuracy meant that different civilizations and cultures were not satisfied with just observing nature.

Instruments such as the sundial, horologium, clepsydra and hourglass were some of the instruments invented. Pocket watches were first created for personal use and pendulum watches for homes.

They were the privilege of the elite. Tick, tock, tick, tock. The time has passed. Everyone could have access to wristwatches and alarm clocks.

Does time go faster today? Do we still have clocks as an object? Is the relationship between people and time the same?

Object of study by philosophers, scientists and artists, time and the clock were investigated in the two hours of the workshop.

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