[Air-l] The internet and time
m_bittarello at yahoo.it
Sat Dec 9 09:27:40 PST 2006
Interesting question. I am studying new religions on the Internet and the main difference with the telephone is that it has never (?) been conceptualized as space. On the contrary, the Internet--the (illusory) new frontier to be mapped)--has been primarily thought of in terms of space. A space where-ultimately-time and space end up crashing.
There is an interesting article that shows how the Internet is fulfilling a (not so new) 'yearning for instantaneity':
Roberts Richard H. "Space, Time and the Sacred in Modernity and Postmodernity, International Review of Sociology 11.3, (2001): 331-355.
Frank Thomas <news.ftr at free.fr> ha scritto:
I would be interested whether Virilio's theories written in 1995 have
been confirmed by empirical research. Do you have any ideas about that ?
It would also be interesting to confront today's ideas about the
acceleration of time due to the Internet to the same theories made when
the telegraph or the telephone were introduced. See Ithiel de Sola Pool
for his retrospective forecasting of the changes introduced by the
telephone. Sometimes you get funny effects when you replace the term of
telephone by Internet. A sort of déjà vu.
beatrice bittarello wrote:
> Hi Abi,
> This article by Mark Nunes focuses on time, space and the Internet. He draws upon both Virilio and Baudrillard.
> Nunes, Mark, Jean Baudrillard in Cyberspace: Internet, Virtuality, and Postmodernity, Style 29.2 (Summer 1995): 314-327
> Best Wishes,
> M. Beatrice Bittarello
> PhD candidate
> University of Stirling, Scotland
> Abigail Groves ha scritto:
> I am interested in the experience of time among users, but also in the effects
> of the internet on time more broadly. Paul Virilio does seem the obvious
> choice but surely there are others?
> Quoting Sarah Robbins :
>> Abigail: "Time" in what respect? perceptions of passing time? immediacy?
>> please explain.
>> On 12/7/06, Abigail Groves wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I am writing about the internet and its effects on time. I was wondering
>>> if anyone could suggest some readings on this topic?
>>> Abigail Groves
>>> PhD Candidate
>>> National Centre in HIV Social Research
>>> University of NSW
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