Students roundtable : Going faster, will it allow us to gain time?
Marie-Maude Roy completed her B.Sc. in physics at the Université de Montréal and is now part of the Artefact Lab where she is doing an interdisciplinary Master's degree in Physics and Communication. This project focuses on the mechanisms of production and transmission of scientific knowledge and especially on visualizations of physical time. More generally, Marie-Maude is interested in science and technology studies, popular science and the intersection of art and science.
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.