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Against the Clock: How Tech Has Changed Our Perception of Time

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Against the Clock: How Tech Has Changed Our Perception of Time

Forever is composed of nows.

- Emily Dickinson -

Against the Clock: How Tech Has Changed Our Perception of Time

Alan Burdick's most recent book, "Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation," chronicles his quest to understand the nature of lived time. He recently joined Douglas Rushkoff, media theorist and author of "Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now," for a conversation on what we miss about the nature of time when we only think about it as a number. The conversation touches on the tension between experienced time and number time, how to align more closely to the body's natural chrono-biology, and how, because of technology, we are losing the experience of the expansiveness of time. { read more }

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Leave your watch at home, switch off your phone, and go for a good long walk around your neighborhood. How does it feel to disconnect from the clock for a little while?


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