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The Fate of Public Time: toward a time without qualities

TitleThe Fate of Public Time: toward a time without qualities
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of PublicationSubmitted
AuthorsWright S
Series Titlen.e.w.s
Keywords* commodification * cracks * globalisation * immaterial labour * mobilisation * public sphere * public time * real time * urgency * we, André Gorz, Aristotle, Basekamp, Jacques Ranciere, McKenzie Wark, Montaigne, n.e.w.s, Robert Musil, Svetlana Boym, W.G. Sebald, Zaki Laïda

For some time now, I’ve been meaning to respond to Lee Weng Choy’s thoughtful posting on the need for “slowing things down.” There is something intuitively urgent about that appeal for calm, which I felt needed to be fleshed out. Has something happened to time, I found myself wondering, or is it just our overwrought egos and zealous scheduling that need to be put on depressants?