The "Birth Clock" is a fragile glass object containing a
digital clock that is not working; it is designed to help you to come
to a decision when you're stuck at a specific point in life. Smash
the glass, and the clock will start to work, leaving you with the
broken object as a reminder of your dramatic decision. Leave the object
as it is, and you remain out of time, having the beautiful object
as a reminder of your resistance to change. What would you do?
What's "Right", what's "Wrong"
What's the measure for technology to be working "right"?
In a conventional sense, that would be purely functional performance.
The "Birth Clock" exemplifies how technology can create
richer experiences by not working quite "right": a clock
does not work, suddenly it has an expressive potential that amplifies
the ambiguity of its owner, that acts as an emotional catalyst to
help its owner to get out of that state.