Ruminations on Time (2005–2009)

Lucy Tatman


Abstract

Because the apocalypse did not occur, but the time of linear progress did come to a crashing halt. Because the post-modern rumours of utter temporal fragmentation seem quite silly. Because although we are very good at wearing watches, are positively wedded to our diaries, even so we seem to be suffering from a peculiar kind of temporal drift. Hhhmmm. If each era is both burdened and held loosely together by one temporal modality that figures most strongly in the cultural imagination, what happens when that temporality collapses?

Keywords

Temporality; post-non-apocalypse; linear time; digital time; monumental time

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