Change in attention span application changes perception of time. As if the attention span of an individual is a ray or field extending as far as the senses allow. These can be weak or strong rays according to the amount of attention, and they can be added together as in a large crowd situation. These degrees (amount or strength of attention, number of field rays intersecting) when added to the performing individual’s own amount and focal point of attention creates the intensity of the time whiteout. Either one’s own attention span is focused to the extent time changes, or the individual is the focus of outside attention brought to bear until time changes, dilates. The “white out” occurs when the attention span of a large enough emotionally important human swath is brought to bear on the attention span of the individual, creating a pocket where it is impossible to track time. Unless the clock is stared at while traversing time, it becomes impossible to relate well or exactly to time, because in the instance of attention span coupling, another meter is respected with respect to the demarcation of events in time. Time is measured differently, not in minutes and seconds, but in a procession of events of ambiguous length. Over the course of a performance (the attention of the individual who is themselves the focus of grouped attentions) time becomes “the length of the event” and not the minutes and seconds on a clock.