Towards a temporal commons:Shared time in a more-than-human world

Griffiths, Rupert (2021) Towards a temporal commons:Shared time in a more-than-human world. In: Second Temporal Belongings Conference, 2021-03-152021-03-17. (Unpublished)

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As our planet makes a turbulent collective transition from the Holocene to the Anthropocene, it becomes increasingly clear that there is a mismatch between the social and economic cycles associated with humanity and those of environmental, evolutionary, and geological change. However, the standardised measures of time, such as Coordinated Universal Time, which we use to coordinate everything from daily life to transport, energy production, and global trade, build anthropocentrism into our world view at many levels. How then might we introduce into daily life ways of thinking time from a more-than-human perspective that can decentre the human? This paper considers this question through a work of speculative design developed by the author, conceived as a convergence of fieldwork, artwork, and timepiece. Through this work, the paper considers the experience of time at various temporal scales to articulate a temporal commons among humans, non-humans, celestial mechanics, and technology.

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