Foo Heng Tong

Class of 2019

Final Year Project(s)

[human] Timepiece at NTU ADM Portfolio

In pursuit of happiness uncovers the understanding of sadness manifestation. In view of making sense of getting out of this disposition, a designed timepiece is conceptualized with the aim to allow users to shift out of their negative mindset, for a renewed outlook in life.

[human] Timepiece serves to reflect on the transience of time. It tells both time in its universality, and [human] time that is garnered by emotion. Five acrylic blocks of different thickness and weight sit on the timepiece, displaying analogue time through an LCD screen. Each block signifies the different stages of sadness manifestation. Yet even in the different stages, time still sets its universal rhythm and pace.

[human] Timepiece exists in the twilight of a new day. In acknowledging one’s state of mind for that period – take a piece of acrylic block, and in that instance start one’s [human] time. Through this acknowledgment, one can then realize and begin to appreciate the simple joys in life, and only then can the impetus for the pursuit of happiness be renewed. The pursuit of happiness does not lie in happiness, but rather the pursuit.

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