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Time’s Attack on the Rest of Life: Laboratory | H. Schmidgen, J. Canales, S. Geene

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

How is time created in the laboratory and how does it have an impact on our lives? Our time today, increasingly accelerated, is not a natural given, but is also defined by science. Time-lapse films, ultra-centrifuges, and particle accelerators create a temporal regime to which our everyday lives are increasingly subjected. Communication on the world wide web, for example, is based on a communication system that was first established at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Discussing Chris Marker’s short film La Jetée (The Jetty, Chris Marker, F 1962, 28 min.), brief lectures and a conversation will look at ways out of hyper-accelerated capitalism and for an outside of a now seemingly unavoidable temporal regime.

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