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dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.date.submitted2002-10-01en_US
dc.identifier.citationVaxevanidou, Stavrola. The nature of time in the electronic age. Hovedoppgave, University of Oslo, 1995en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/27392
dc.description.abstractnor
dc.description.abstractThis paper refers to the nature of the concept of human time in the twentieth century. The paper is written from the perspective of electronic media of communication and their role in radical changes in the concept of time that has taken place in the twntieth century. A main argument is that electronic media, specifically computers, can simulate more effectively than other media have ever done (as the written word, music, painting etc.) the feeling of intuitive time when, paradoxically enough, computers are basically "intelligent" (rational) technologies. Another basic argument is the bias of modern life towards "presentness" and "materiality", that is the narrowing of human temporal horizons by the orientation of life towards "now", the parallel degradation of history (past), the neutralisation of uncertainty (future) and the extensive materialisation of memory. It is argued that while technologies (of communitation) themselves are becoming more and more abstract (electronic), memory itself becomes more and more materialised. It will be, conclusively, claimed that electronic technologies of communicating human "meaningful interactions" have played a decisive role to the temporal condition of modern life.eng
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.titleThe nature of time in the electronic age : by Stavrola Vaxevanidouen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.date.updated2003-07-04en_US
dc.creator.authorVaxevanidou, Stavrolaen_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::310en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitationinfo:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&rft.au=Vaxevanidou, Stavrola&rft.title=The nature of time in the electronic age&rft.inst=University of Oslo&rft.date=1995&rft.degree=Hovedoppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-36846
dc.type.documentHovedoppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.duo1646en_US
dc.identifier.bibsys951360388en_US


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