How Might We Hack Time? (Workshop)

Speaker: Majken Kramer Overgaard & Olof Werngren (Everybody Knows Frank)
When: Friday Sept 9, 19h00-21h00

Einstein thought that the time at your head, was different to the time at your feet – that all time is relative. Due in part to gravity on a large mass, the basis of this idea was later proven by the slowing of time as light signals passed by the sun. The chronological time of our clocks today are a socio-political construct of organizational convenience, but there are many ways to think about time. Various ancient and current cultures regard time as cyclical, while the most recent theories involve time as granular clusters. In our cycles of everyday life, we tend to perceive time at a human scales, forgetting the deep time of the earth’s 4.5 billion years – a timescale on which we are barely worth a mention. But if all time is relative then how might one ‘hack’ time to make it your own? You don’t need to bring anything but yourself and your creativity. Join us for a visual, explorative workshop through video compression p-frames gone wild, phenakistoscopes, photoswap outsourcing and the possibilities of the curious wagon-wheel effect. We’ll be investigating visual illusions and focus on the ever-relevant topic:
How might we hack time?

How Might We Hack Time? (Workshop)