Co-hosts Becca Rashid and the Atlantic contributing author Ian Bogost study our relationship with time and what we will do to reclaim it.
Why can it really feel like there’s by no means sufficient time in a day, and why are so many people conditioned to consider that being extra productive makes us higher individuals? On The way to Preserve Time, co-hosts Becca Rashid and the Atlantic contributing author Ian Bogost discuss with social scientists, authors, philosophers, and theoretical physicists to study extra about time and reclaim it. The way to Preserve Time launches in December 2023.
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Becca Rashid: Ian, I’ve been studying about this idea referred to as the social clock, and it’s type of this invisible timetable that tells us what we ought to be doing at totally different levels of our lives.
Ian Bogost: So, Becca: Are you on time? Are you on observe on the social clock?
Rashid: I’m off the social clock, and it’s not straightforward.
Bogost: I’m unsure if I used to be on or off the social clock once I was your age, however I feel there’s a degree at which, perhaps, the social clock breaks down. The query I face isn’t whether or not I’m on time, however what ought to I do with my time?
Sarah Manguso: The diary actually helped me suppress a few of that: a few of that fear, a few of that anxiousness.
Rashid: You realize, given time is finite, it could really feel virtually unimaginable to not compulsively attempt to make each waking minute productive.
Oliver Burkman: The one possible way to make use of time to really discover which means within the current is, by some definition of the time period, to waste it.
Bogost: Is that this a uniquely American phenomenon? Are there different cultures the place busyness has the identical social standing because it does in America?
Rashid: Ian, what’s the one factor you want you had extra time for?
Bogost: I want I had extra time to determine use the restricted time I’ve.
Rashid: Existential dread about our restricted time is on the core of my curiosity. And I actually need to know why so many people are conditioned to consider that being environment friendly makes us higher individuals.
This season, we’re going to get into our advanced relationship with time and what makes us really feel like we’re operating in opposition to the clock.
Rashid: I’m Becca Rashid, producer and co-host of the How To collection.
Bogost: And I’m Ian Bogost, co-host and contributing author at The Atlantic.
Rashid: That is The way to Preserve Time. The season begins this December.