1 Minute

Paulina Sycha


1 Minute is a crocheted sculpture that transforms personal screen time into a tangible form. My typical workday is dictated by the computer, with hours dedicated to multitasking across various projects and applications. Simultaneously, the machine records and categorizes this time. On November 1, 2021, personal screen time was assessed as follows: six hours of productive work, six hours of entertainment, and six hours of other activities—all occurring concurrently. 

Reflecting on what constitutes ‘productive’ time, digital creation, and personal data tracking prompted the conversion of this information into a manual craft. Each crocheted loop symbolizes one minute spent, and each color corresponds to a computer application from the screen time analysis. Loop by loop, as of December 8, 2021, I have spent 22.3 hours crocheting.

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