OUT TAKES ON TIME: Panel Discussion

480  OUT TAKES ON TIME 2Time is an abstract construct. A cultural tradition. An in-between non-entity. Like the verb between two nouns, like the directional movement between a subject and an object, like the central dramatic act in a three act play. Contemporary linguistics tells us that time is expressed by using spatial metaphors and that spatial concepts are shaped by language. The physical sciences tell us that space and time are both elastic and interdependent…

What does a theoretical physicist have to say about this? And what if you ask an artist, a writer, a musician, an art critic, a filmmaker or an academic?

Time is an abstract construct. A cultural tradition. An in-between non-entity. It is a measurement, as in the time involved in passing between two places. It is like the space between two places. But space is volumetric, time is linear. It has just two dimensions. Time is like the verb between two nouns, like the directional movement between a subject and an object, like the central dramatic act in a three act play. The physical sciences tell us that space and time are both elastic and interdependent. Contemporary linguistics tells us that spatial concepts are shaped by language and that time is invariably expressed using spatial metaphors…

BARRY BARISH | SHANA NYS DAMBROT | CARLO SILIOTTO | JEFFREY SKOLLERCOLBURN SCHOOL | More event information here. |

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