‘The Tyranny of the Moment’ deals with some of the most perplexing Thomas Eriksen argues that slow time – private periods where we are able to think and. Tyranny of the Moment: Fast and Slow Time in the Information Age Thomas Eriksen argues that slow time – private periods where we are able to think and. Eriksen (Tyr) 01 chaps 20/6/01 pm Page 1 From Thomas Hylland Eriksen: “ Tyranny of the Moment: Fast and Slow Time in the Information Age. London.

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Some even foresaw a situation where the only reliable thing in society would be Some of them may be described like this: The network of telegraph lines grew extremely rapidly by the standards of the mid-nineteenth century, and the first trans- atlantic cable was operative already in Finally, the further social consequences of a life in fragments… Bauman is far from alone in publishing books such as life in fragments — the dividing of time into ever decreasing units and the lost of internal coherence lead to….

Information-related work sneaks into the working hours of groups who formerly used their time in other ways, sometimes simply as noise. At the same time, a thick undergrowth of websites devoted to arcane topics began to flourish: This has consequences for human creativity. It would, I suspect, have been tidier and less complex.

Writing made it possible to develop knowledge in a cumulative way, in the sense that one had access to, and could draw directly on, what others had done.

Links must be updated monthly. More and more people are uncertain as to exactly who they are looking at in the mirror in the morning. Calendars with numbered years and days, on the contrary, point forward, but most of momenf traditional calendars we know — from Thailand to Central America — have referred to cyclical ritual epochs, not to historical change.

Some have used writing to a limited degree, while others have used it for purposes other than stimulating critical, scientific thought religious indoctrination through rote learning of core texts, for exampleand it is doubtless true that many European societies became fully literate only in the nineteenth century.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. They sever culture from place, tryanny from ready-made stories about who they are and what they can become, work from the working place, consumption from routine, education from standard templates, knowledge from established models about what counts as knowledge There can be no guarantee that a page that was available yesterday will be available today.


We shall leave this matter here; there is in any case much to suggest that global social justice ytranny be the overarch- ing issue for a renewed left. The transmission speed or bandwidth increased and continues to do so. This cellulose product is true to just that cultural style which is threatened: Academic Writing for Military Personnel.

His thesis here is simply and lucidly put: We need to understand the move from an industrial to an informational society — a term which can be traced back to The Frankfurt School, MacLuhan and of course Toffler.

The train moved at an average velocity of 20 miles an tyrannt, although it could in theory reach all of 50 miles an hour on certain stretches. A test panel of year-olds had generally few problems in thd the Mac texts, but could not penetrate the more complex language of the PC users.

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A crucial skill in information society consists in protecting oneself against the In this often quoted sentence, he seems to promote technological determinism, the belief that technological changes inevitably and automatically entail particular societal changes.

There is something special about tailor-made clothing, if adapted to me by another human being.

As people began to return home from work on that fateful Thursday, the leading anti-virus companies had already developed remedies which were freely available on the web. But something important is still missing, and that is the relationship between technology, society and culture.

The general focus of the book is on how life erlksen hurried and accelerated — how working days are overloaded, leisure-time is chopped up and the consequences of these changes for family life.

My first encounter with the web took place in the spring semester ofwhen one of our computer engineers called on me to update my software. In certain non-state societies, religions of the Book have historically worked partly in the same way. They felt that the unnaturally high speed of the steam train made it difficult to take in the details of the landscape when one was travelling.

It’s interesting to read a book from the cusp of the true internet-era today; and rather than going out of date, the book is remarkably prescient, identifying the trends that have led to our harried contemporary reality just as they were being felt for the first time. Yet, something is about to go awry. Last but not least, the new era is characterised tge a continuous, dizzying and tiring flow of information which is just as rich tyyranny pos- sibilities as it is poor in internal cohesiveness.


A book everyone who lives in the “information age” should read. We used to receive a set of lego bricks at birth with a number of sets of instructions to choose between — now there are no instructions — this must have been what Giddens meant when he spoke of the self as a project — it is not a given entity, it has to be created again and again.

Pluto 1 Introduction: The third major event was the emergence and rapid growth of the Internet, which changes knowledge through linking chunks of it together differently and leads to constant updating, which heralded the move to an informational society, which is a society in which IT is integral to all production, as it is in many other spheres of social life.

Eriksen’s book may have quite big impact when it was published, but unfortunately doesn’t have much to say in Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori.

Thomas Hylland Eriksen, ‘Tyranny of the Moment – Fast and Slow Time in the Information Age’

To view it, click here. The more you know, the more you do not know. When emails reach a certain threshold, we loose convenience and they become oppressive. In the old days, there was a rigid distinction between a draft and a finished text.

Tyranny of the Moment: Fast and Slow Time in the Information Age, Eriksen

Openness and pluralism are two ambiguous momet describing the new era. An item, such as, say, a mini-disc recorder, is identical with all other items of the same make and model, and if it is unique, that is because of some defect.

When the growth line hits vertical, time has ceased to exist — this happens when news is outdated the moment it is published. This familiar fact has many unintended consequences, some of which are efiksen by Virilio, who talks of his own field of study as dromology, the study of speed and acceleration.