Mediated Time pp 113-125 | Cite as

It Began with an Interview…and Ended with a Text

  • Kristóf Nyíri
  • Maren HartmannEmail author


This chapter delivers a reflection of the work of the Hungarian philosopher Kristóf Nyíri. He is one of the very few philosophers who regarded mobile communication and time. In Nyíri’s view, the mobile phone is the single unique instrument of mediated communication, and in this sense, time in mediated communication changes. He stresses the changing of time and the relevance of before and after. The mediated technological communication influences time, with cyclical elements leading to global time flow. Nyíri’s concepts offer important theoretical insights into the various forms of mediated time.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Budapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Berlin University of the ArtsBerlinGermany

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