Sunday, March 04, 2007

Online journal 'Re-public' - has a special issue on Time & Governance as 'Time has been for too long a relatively “hidden” concept in mainstream discussions about politics, more often presupposed rather than clearly articulated.'

One of the short article contributions is from myself, and is titled - 'Real-time and the politics of presence' - in this piece I discuss how

processes are increasingly dynamic as they shift relations within systems beyond the individual such that “what matters is not technology itself, but its relationship to us“. Developments in computerization have taken relationships away from fixed locations as in the stand-alone PC, to laptops that could be carried around, to wireless PDAs, to Internet connectivity on mobile phones. This trend in distributed computing fundamentally alters how events, people, and places are constituted and enacted within time.

Maybe it's worth a quick plug...

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