Hidden Rhytms of Social Life

picWhere: Filosofický ústav AV ČR, conference room (124a), Jilská 1, Prague 1.

Organizers: Centre for Science, Technology, and Society Studies (Institute of Philosophy AV ČR) & CEFRES.

Language: English.

The world we inhabit is characterized by conflicting and often incommensurable temporalities. Investigations of such tensions between and among various temporalities, how they interact and their specificities are now self-standing issues in contemporary social analysis. This half-day symposium aims to explore theoretical and methodological inquiries into the shifting character of social temporalities as they relate to the broader socio-economic and cultural change, including the overall dynamization of life and work. The two panels will focus on various perceptions of time, temporal tactics and ways in which diverse actors (institutions and individuals) negotiate and embody different temporal aspects of late modern social realities as well as on how social acceleration as such becomes perpetuated through various agentic strategies.


10.30: Introduction & Opening

10.45 – 11.15:  Immediacy, liveness, ceaselessness: foundations and consequences of the contemporary news environment – Marek Šebeš (PF JU)

11.15 – 11.45: Having no time in empty time: temporalities of the homeless – Petr Vašát (SOÚ AV ČR)

12.00 – 12.30: Coping with acceleration: triaging strategies and the new asceticism – Mark Carrigan (University of Warwick)

12.30 – 13.00: Fast modernity: ‘deflationary’ notes – Filip Vostal (FLÚ AV ČR & CEFRES)

13.00-13.30: Closing discussion