Society for the retardation of time

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I've been reading John Zerzan's Running on Emptiness, in which he describes a small group of Europeans who collectively call themselves The Society for the Retardation of Time. Zerzan argues that time and time compression are things of civilisation, things that require constant criticism and awareness if we are to reclaim our lives from alienation, reification and estrangement.

Joy and status anxiety rarely collaborate, and as Michael Pollan says "if it's advertised it's probably toxic".

Zerzan's essay Time and its Discontents is available here.


sunset art said...

Oh awesome, thanks for this!

contemporary canvas said...

Great stuff, thanks a lot for sharing!

london canvas said...

Is Joy really the new BMW? I think not!

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