Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
An interdisciplinary research

Schmid, Helga

Uchronia

Designing Time

BIRKHÄUSER

UK Trade Customers- order print books via Marston Book Services trade.orders@Marston.co.uk UK Individual Customers samthornton@mare-nostrum.co.uk

    39,95 € / $45.99 / £36.50*

    eBook (PDF)
    Publication Date:
    2020
    Copyright year:
    2020
    To be published:
    December 2019
    ISBN
    978-3-0356-1811-2
    See all formats and pricing

    Overview

    • Interdisciplinary study at the interface between design, sociology, and psychology
    • Easy-to-follow introduction with experiments and examples from everyday life
    • Attractive layout, high-quality finishing (linen)

    Aims and Scope

    The transformation of society from an agrarian to an industrial, and finally an urbanized way of living and working has created a fundamental change in our understanding of time: more and more this is determined by a 24/7 mentality, which is demanded for 24 hours on 7 days of the week.

    The move from natural time – via the mechanical clock – to the digital age leads to a fragmentation of time that deeply affects our daily biological and social rhythm.

    Focusing on objects in our designed environment, this book investigates potential risks such as that arising from a new perception of time – by exploring the concept of uchronia, a term derived from the Greek u-topos and meaning "no time" or "non-time".

    Details

    192 pages
    BIRKHÄUSER
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    Time; Design; Chronosociology; Chronobiology

    MARC record

    MARC record for eBook

    More ...

    Helga Schmid, Visiting Lecturer, Information Experience Design Programme, School of Communication at the Royal College of Art, London

    Comments (0)

    Please log in or register to comment.
    Log in