9.00 - 9.30 Welcome by CAS's Scientific Director Camilla Serck-Hanssen, and project leaders Helge Jordheim and Espen Ytreberg
9.45 - 11.15 Panel: The Expanding Present
For Augustine the present was nothing but a border between the past and the future. Today it has become a “monstrous” (Hartog) thing that spreads out and seems to eclipse everything that goes before and comes after it. The panel explores that specific configuration of time and media we call the present.
11.15 - 12.00 Lunch
12.15 - 13.30 Keynote: John Durham Peters Yale University: Media of Synchronization (such as Novels, Newspapers, Statistics, and Weather Reports)
13.45 - 15.15 Panel: Time Control/Control Time
Time is a tool we use to structure and control our own life, and to synchronize it with the lives of other people. But time is also an uncontrollable force, for example in everyday life, aging and climate change. This panel sets out to discuss the critical tensions between these two versions of time, the powers and limits of synchronization work for retaining control.
15.30 - 17.00 Panel: Out Of Sync
Clocks can be out of sync, so can dancers, soldiers, or marching bands. But what about cultures or societies? What about forms of communication and expression, or material objects? This panel discusses what out-of-syncness means, and whether it presupposes that something always is in sync, at the height of the times, at the cusp of history.
9.00 - 10.15 Keynote: Kristin Asdal University of Oslo: The little tools of timing: Co-modifying nature-times with democratic times
10.30 - 12.00 Panel: Limits of Time
We tend to think that nothing exists outside of time. Even myths unfold in illo tempore, whenever that might be. But can we imagine time beginning, or stopping? What happens then? The panel explores the temporal imaginary of an outside-of-time, or after-time, or even a standstill.
12.00 - 12.45 Lunch
12.45 - 14.15 Panel: Past/Future
History is a nexus of past, present, and future, locked in constant struggle for dominance. Who is winning depends not least on who has imagination on their side. The panel will explore these imaginaries, in which utopian and dystopian futures abound, many of them driven by technologies of representation, alongside glorious pasts, filled with beauty and courage. Between them, the present emerges as place for actions and decisions.
14.30 - 16.00 Panel: Temporal Emotions and Affects
Whatever time is, it is also an emotion or an affect - an anxiety about being late, a nostalgia for the past, or dreams about time’s fullness. Event-time can cause a shock. In this panel, the participants will probe the different emotions and affects linked to temporal experiences, and how they are used for purposes of mobilization and control.
16.15 - 17.45 Panel: Lifetimes Toward Death
Different forms of life have different times. In most cases, we do not realize how different they are until these lives approach their ending - in other words, when they approach death. Human aging, species extinction, epidemic events, or military violence affect lives at very different speeds and rhythms. This panel investigates how lifetimes become visible and change when life itself becomes precarious.
9.00 - 10.15 Keynote: Bernhard Siegert Bauhaus University, Weimar: Historical time, macro time, real time: Media and Presence
10.30 - 12.00 Panel: Knowledge and Time
How can we know anything about time? And what are the most relevant ways of knowing? This broadly interdisciplinary panel thinks about theories and methods, places and spaces, experiments and inquiries, by means of which knowledge about time is generated.
12.00 - 13.00 Closing remarks
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch and departures