This is a clock that counts down to your expected death according to data from the Social Security Administration. The statistics are highly generalized, taking into account gender and birthdate but not other important factors like health, substance usage, and country of origin. Nonetheless, the project is intended to reflect both anxiety about mortality and the persistence of the passage of time.

As a self-improvement exercise, this clock might help the viewer think more zen-like thoughts. As you stare longer and longer, the status bar creeps upwards. If you stare long enough, you may even be able to watch another fraction of your cohort die. As long as you're still alive, you're not losing the game.

I set out to learn a great deal of things with this project. I did not successfully implement an API, load a custom font, or fill in a complex bezier shape, but I definitely tried. I didn't manage to convey much about digital immortality, only regular mortality. I did some semi-successful math, as long as you don't think too hard about leap years. Everything else I did do can be seen in the p5 code.

Here is one analog sketch, and one digital sketch which never made it to the main code :'(