The Bank of Time, plants that grow on the screen during breaks.
24.04.02 The Bank of Time, plants that grow on the screen during breaks.
The Bank of Time is the work of net art as a screensaver designed by Richard Wright. By exploiting the idea of computation time squandered by a computer turned on, but inert, made famous by the scientific project SETI @ home, the artist has developed this screensaver for PC and Mac who collects the downtime, recording on his server and transformed into growth for virtual plants that grow on your desktop. To obtain a perceptible transformation must accumulate at least an hour break and the state table 'Idleness Growth Table' records all the time accumulated by the individual participants. Economy of time lost that recycles clock cycles lost forever, making a binary photosynthesis still capable of giving an aesthetic sense to the routine of computation property, inciting the anarchic non-activity and contemplation.