Our perception of time has changed significantly over the generations. Before clocks, we regulated ourselves by the movement of the sun. Electricity enabled us to reset our lives to a different rhythm. Technology, stock markets, transportation... have all accelerated our notion of time ("time is money"). Consequently, we don't feel as if we have enough time on our hands. Our attention-spans have shortened. If you were born into the "Internet Generation" you've probably clicked away before reading this sentence.
Use this Jam to re-think time. Check out our "Shrinking Time" Topic Jam for more inspiration.
It could be about time, itself. Is time linear? Is it absolute? Or, is it like Quantum Physics and Schrodinger's Cat, your presence may interfere with the outcome. You think you're moving along a continuum, but end up on bifurcating paths, or on a moebius loop, or some kind of 4th dimension that makes it hard to get back.
Could a machine be built that altered time, or our perception of it? Time travel has been explored a great deal in literature, but maybe it could be re-invented.
Going back in time is seductive. Everybody would love to have a second chance. A chance to put things right. Do it better next time. Get what you want.
Or, maybe, you want to satisfy a curiosity for immortality and see what the far future, or distant past, is like?
In this Flash Jam, try to do at least one of the following:
- Imagine a scene in which someone is travelling in time (or, not, as the case might be)
- Re-invent the genre - how can you make time travel different than it's been done before?
- Re-invent the machine - what would a time machine do nowadays, given our current situation?
- Re-invent time itself - maybe time doesn't work the way we think it does
Time's Chaos. by Benjamin
The Frenchman by MichaelThompson
Americana Chance by
Modern Factory by Matt Drake
A wrinkle in Time by
Emilio by Richard
Personal time by lindalopez
Time Machine by Zita Barlai
All in the mind by Sam
When we were young by Kip Logan
Echoes of Darkness by James
we are Al ready time machines by David Pinto
song on repeat by H.L.W.
The Black Hole Walker by Kevin Cagle