Students roundtable : Going faster, will it allow us to gain time?
Emma Humphris is a PhD student in Theater and Performance studies at Stanford University. She holds a Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Oxford University, and a degree in Philosophy and Political Science from Sciences Po-Paris and La Sorbonne. Her work focuses on the role of new technologies, and in particular virtual reality, in addressing gender inequalities in the Police and the private sector. She uses the lens of “performance studies” to examine both gender inequalities in organizations and virtual reality’s potential. Emma Humphris is also committed to reduce gender inequalities in sports through her organization Equal Playing Field.
Our daily life seems to be articulated around omnipresent accelerations. Automated transports, automatic correctors, search engines, notifications... We are used to knowing the result of a crucial election in real time, we can even automatically replay the crucial goal of a thrilling match online within seconds. Access to information is so rapid that the distance from events to the present seems to be fading away and the length of time that separates us from events in the near future seems to be shrinking. The digital even proposes to accelerate our private lives by organizing romantic meetings in one click! But does speeding up really save time? This is the question that six students will discuss at this roundtable. Their goal will be to highlight the relationship millennials maintain within our current society and impact of the quickening pace it imposes on us.