Logistical Fictions

Telling Space

While the temporal annihilation associated with modern telecommunication heralds a key historical triumph, the Weasley family clock from Harry Potter makes the association between logistics, time, and space more explicit. From the living room at the Burrow, the clock’s nine golden hands tie each member of the household to a series of possible geographies, including home, school, work, traveling, lost, hospital, prison, and (most notably) mortal peril.