Yale Architecture: “Kairos, Chronos, Time, and Space: Designing for Humans in a Digital World”

Yale School of Architecture Public Lecture Series

What happened to the future? It’s become lost in our changing concept of time, what Rushkoff calls the difference between the Greek terms chronos and kairos, time and timing. Digital devices have changed the way we think about time from segments of the day to discrete moments. “Presentism is the acknowledgement that human beings exist in a unique temporal landscape in which not all moments are the same. We’ve been taking digital technology and pushing it into service of the old, but working in an increasingly digital environment means forcing our digital operating systems to conform to human time, rather than the other way around.”

Douglas Rushkoff

David W. Roth and Robert H. Symonds Memorial Lecture

January 12, 2015

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