Eigenzeit. Revisited

  • Helga NowotnyEmail author


In this chapter, Helga Nowotny presents a revisted view on her thoughts of eigenzeit, a concept that was formerly published under this title in 1989. Her first approach to eigenzeit sets out to demonstrate the qualitative changes in the individual perception of time and the corresponding experience in their manifold connections to the structuration society imposes on time. In Eigenzeit revisited Helga Nowotny develops her ideas and how she transforms them for the future. Today’s questions in that case have an aggravated and different foci: acceleration, simultaneity, global economics, big data influence nowadays (even stronger) the concepts of time. Eigenzeit transforms more and more to medial eigenzeit, it is now further technology-based and created by data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Science and Technology StudiesETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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