Gere, Charlie (2004) Breaking the time barrier. Culture and Organization, 10 (1). pp. 53-60. ISSN 1477-2760Full text not available from this repository.
This paper examines the cultural implications of the increasing speed and acceleration of technological operation and development. It takes its cue from the notion originally proposed by Ernst Jünger and later taken up by Maurice Blanchot and, more recently, Bernard Stiegler, that we are 'breaking the time barrier'. For Stiegler this is happening because 'technics is evolving faster than culture'. This paper examines the beginnings of this idea in the work of Jünger, Blanchot and others and traces its development in the work of Derrida and Stiegler, particularly in relation to the increasing power and ubiquity of digital networks. Finally it proposes that one response to this situation is to be found in the artistic avant-garde and in the concept of 'delay' originally proposed by Marcel Duchamp and taken up by Jean François Lyotard.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Culture and Organization|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Avant-garde Nuclear criticism Posthistoire Speed Technology Time|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts|
|Deposited By:||Mrs Karen Gerrard|
|Deposited On:||30 Jul 2008 15:18|
|Last Modified:||07 Jan 2015 12:45|
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