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Temporal utopianism and global information networks

White, Andrew

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Andrew White



Abstract

In the late nineteenth century western circumnavigation of the globe and ever more accurate cartography shifted the utopian genre from the spatial to the temporal – humans’ mastery of place and space developed in contradistinction to their inability to control time, a phenomena that has become seemingly more pronounced in our modern networked societies. But does this increasing temporal instability contain utopian possibilities as well as dystopian threat? This paper engages with ideas in contemporary sociology on the nature of time to identify its potential for utopian thinking and asks whether this can be realised through global information networks.

Citation

White, A. (2012). Temporal utopianism and global information networks. Fibreculture Journal,

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 1, 2012
Publication Date Jan 1, 2012
Deposit Date Apr 6, 2018
Publicly Available Date Apr 6, 2018
Journal Fibreculture Journal
Electronic ISSN 1449-1443
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Issue 20
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/50893
Publisher URL http://twenty.fibreculturejournal.org/2012/06/19/fcj-145-temporal-utopianism-and-global-information-networks/
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
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