People, places, time.

A presentation by Matt Jones (of BERG London and Magical Nihilism fame) given at Design By Fire 2009, Utrecht in which  “Using examples from the development of Dopplr.com and other services — alongside historical and science-fictional perspectives — Matt will explore what we might call neochronometry and illustrate some directions we could take as interaction designers to treat time as a material.

The talk is about how human cultures constructed time and suggests new ways by which designers can de-construct or even re-construct time.

Also mentioned are:

Hypertime, anthropologist John Postill’s notion of “clock and calendar time” (one of the West’s most successful exports), time as a design material/medium?

Finally, did you know the IT concept of real-time was initially developed for control mechanisms of nuclear power plants?

View slide-show (here)

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