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)