Snap Out of It: Subversion of working time to create moments of reflection

My project outcome took the form of a suite or ‘kit’ of artefacts used in psychedelic microdosing to subvert working time. This theme arose through looking at working time and our time’s value in a capitalist society. The concept of microdosing as a medium for this subversion was influenced through my exploration of its rising popularity in the workplace and beyond. The microdosing element makes a point by affording the user reflection on their place within such a culture whilst perversely, increasing their productivity. The project uses the brand identity of “High Time” as a means of furthering its separation from the status quo and a tool in provoking thought. I aimed to take a satirical and critical look at traditional working culture and where this is going in the future.

High Time: A Day at The Office

This video is a 'mockumentary' style film aiming to show the impact and value of my High Time kit on workers. It explores current issues like productivity monitoring software and corporate hierarchy through the lens of a day in an employees life at work.

High Time Poster

Aiming to encapsulate the people, the place inhabited and the products or artefacts involved in this new ritual

Exploring Moments

Finding a specific moment to harness as part of my new ritual was essential. I highlighted "snapping out" of a working daze, which would later become the crux of my project.

High Time Kit Components

Each of the artefacts making up the High Time Kit and the value they bring through new rituals

High Time Narrative

This High Time storyboard tells the story of a typical High time user and how the interactions with these artefacts and the resulting ritual impact their daily working life.