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16: Timescapes of the 21st century: asynchronicities, acceleration and time conflicts

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There is a widespread sense that time is scarce and that the pace of everyday life is accelerating beyond our control. We are frantically busy projecting futures, which are either to be achieved or prevented by acting now. Indeed, the importance attributed to time, the way contemporary societies are temporally structured, but also our relationship to and our perception of time have undergone quite dramatic shifts. Often this is seen as linked to technological change, above all through new information and communication technologies.

This seminar will engage with the paradoxes of time in a digital age from a social science perspective. Technologies do play a central role in the constitution of time regimes, as our very experience of human action and the material world is mediated by technology. So, what is the relationship between technology and time? Does technological acceleration inexorably hasten the pace of work and everyday life? How are the different forms of time generated and how do they blend into the timescapes we live in? Who has time or owns the time of others? What role do gender relations play in all this? This is a first set of questions to be addressed.

Our debates will touch on issues of time related to work, knowledge production, democracy and identity formation.

Professor, Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna
Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics, London

Dr. Ulrike FELT

Professor, Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna

Ph.D in Physics (Theoretical High Energy/Minor Mathematics) Habilitation in Sociology of Science & Social Studies of Science, University of Vienna Researcher Associate, CERN - European Centre for Nuclear Research, Geneva Third-Party funded researcher, Department of Philosophy of Science and Social Studies of Science, University of Vienna Assistant Professor, University of Vienna Professor, GERSULP - Groupe d'Etude et de Recherche sur les Sciences Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg Associate Professor, Department for Philosophy of Science and Social Studies of Science, University of Vienna Professor of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna Head of the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna Vice-Study Program Director Sociology; MA Program Science-Technology-Society, University of Vienna Vice-dean for Research of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna
1983
1997
1983-1988
1988-1989
1989-1997
1997-1998
1997-1999
since 1999
2004-2014
2009-2014
2012-2014
2014-2018

Prof. Judy WAJCMAN

Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics, London

Hallsworth Professorial Fellow, University of Manchester Centennial Professor, London School of Economics, London Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford Professor of Sociology, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics, London
1999-2000
2000-2004
2007-2008
1995-2008
since 2009

Seminar Week

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16.08.2017

15:00 - 15:45 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2017 Plenary
15:45 - 16:30 Opening Speeches Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary
18:30 - 20:00 Bread and Wine Social

17.08.-22.08.2017

Seminar 06: Conflict and cooperation: preferences or environment Seminar
Seminar 03: Conflicts around the commons Seminar
Seminar 10: Don’t mess with our education! Creating new Utopias! Seminar
Seminar 04: Energy transition with renewable energies and energy efficiency: a win-win for the planet and the global economy Seminar
Seminar 05: Are we alone in the universe? Seminar
Seminar 09: Pragmatic alliances and global disorder Seminar
Seminar 02: Populism and post-factual politics Seminar
Seminar 07: Transitional Justice: case studies from the Balkans and South Africa Seminar
Seminar 01: The new Silk Road in a global context Seminar
Seminar 08: Art – in conflict Seminar
Seminar 19: Turkey at the crossroads Seminar
Seminar 16: Timescapes of the 21st century: asynchronicities, acceleration and time conflicts Seminar
Seminar 12: Ethics in Action Seminar
Seminar 13: Dirty Products – responsible consumption: how digitisation changes the role of the consumer Seminar
Seminar 18: Politics at the grassroots level Seminar
Seminar 17: The RenAIssance: Brave New World Seminar
Seminar 14: Global Weirding? Climate change and population dynamics Seminar
Seminar 20: How to step out of line Seminar
Seminar 11: Why is it called a Play? Seminar

17.08.2017

17:00 - 18:30 Turkey at the crossroads Plenary

20.08.2017

17:00 - 20:00 Storytelling: Journeys from conflict to cooperation Breakout

21.08.2017

17:00 - 19:30 The RenAIssance: Brave New World Breakout