elusive, fundamental, time is a complex notion. Luckily, this blog post won’t
answer the question « What is time?». Just exchanging ideas about time,
which are not intended to be exhaustive or peremptory.
start by a little trip back in time. In 1876, the geographer Sir Sandford
Fleming proposed his idea to divide the world into twenty-four timezones.
Purpose? Facilitating trade exchanges. Consequences? Internationalization of
time. Timezones could have been the first line of global standardization of
time, embodied in clocks.
clocks give time…? Clocks give a measurement of time.
human history, the international adoption of timezones seems to be the
transition between solar time (which is weather and season-related) and mechanical
time (time of clocks). Could this transition have led to this impression of
acceleration of time some of us experience time to time? Can we reconsider the
appreciation of our time in our super-connected and very-demanding society?
Because in this world demanding constant attention, we are facing a paradox: we
have never had so much free time, but we have never had so much this impression
of running out of time.
man is devoted to the present moment, and constantly organizes, measures,
quantifies time, its effectiveness and performance. And he plunges into the era
of instantaneousness and immediacy (calls, text messages, multi-tasking,
speed-dating, fast-fooding, etc.). But doesn’t he confuse instant with present?
There is however a fundamental difference between living in the
instantaneousness and living in the present.
klokers’ viewpoint, time deserves to be reconsidered; measurement of time is
not time. It invites to find one’s own tempo. At klokers, reconsidering
the appreciation of time involves an original animation and representation of
it. An animation which does not involve performance and measure. Reconsidering
time through rhythm and movement.
the inmaterial. Indeed, there are several notions of time. Time is multi-dimensional,
multi-cultural, polymorphic. Time is a combination of different facets which
allow everyone to create one’s own representation.pasting.
time to create ours!
Texte : Mady Jay
Photo : Unsplash @danieldandreti