POSTED June 08, 2012
10 Timeframes | Contents Magazine (via khuyi)
I was thinking about this the other day in relation to Timehop and its increasing popularity/utility. I think we’ve gotten so fast-paced, so overwhelmed with the deluge of information/connections in our lives on a day-to-day basis, that we’re unable to accurately process the passage of time on a level that we used to be capable of. An interesting trend, for sure.⚓
"I’ve also been thinking a lot about the Fitbit and the quantified self movement, where people track every step and count up the things they eat. And it seems like the quantified self movement is about our relationship with time, about the fact that we don’t know how much we exercised or what we ate, we can’t really perceive ourselves mechanically and in a world where there are so many units of time all at once, where there are so many timeframes. It’s really easy to lose track of when you are. Many of our interfaces are really just ways to try to repackage time so that it’s meaningful, so that we can do stuff with it. It’s not that there isn’t enough time but rather that there’s too much of it."