Students roundtable : Going faster, will it allow us to gain time?
Marilou Niedda is currently doing a Masters degree in Sciences Po Lyon about international relations. During a break year, she studied philosophy while working for an association of documentary film makers on the theme of housing. After having studied social sciences at the University of Edinburgh, Marilou guided her fields of research towards critical studies in political theory, with a particular interest on gender issues.
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.