The relationship between the human and the clock

Salon am Moritz Platz, Berlin, Photo: Marietta Auras

During this lecture one oral story about the relationship between the human and the clock is told: Starting from the first mechanical inventions and developing into the struggle of being together at sea. I talk about the clock’s role for industrialisation, its growing importance in history and how it reaches the stars and accelerates society. How maybe this relationship is coming to an end with a separation… Humanity used clocks to structure time for society, triggering many technological and sociological developments. Their relationship has been changing since the beginning, as they grew and got old together. What, then, is becoming of time?