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Helga Nowotny – Eigenzeit Revisited (English)

100 Years of Now. The Opening
2015, Sep 30–Oct 04

In her visionary study on Eigenzeit from 1989, Helga Nowotny opposed a time regime characterised by acceleration and uniform intervals with the idea that time is made by people and that we are not at the mercy of a universal time. In her lecture she re-examines the concept of time in light of current developments: Increasing numbers of people feel overwhelmed by speed, a feeling generated by new technologies and organisational structures.

Helga Nowotny is Professor emerita at ETH Zurich of Science and Technology Studies and former president of the European Research Council. She has held teaching and research positions among other at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin; King’s College, Cambridge; Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris and Collegium Budapest/Institute of Advanced Study, Budapest. She continues to be actively engaged in research policy at national and European level. Her main publications cover science, technology and society relations and social time.

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