FiCS: Time and Memory
Please take special note of the time and days this class meets. This course explores theories, uses and frameworks for 'time', leading to a re-examination of notions of time in relation to 'attention' and 'memory'. We begin the semester with a study of metric time and the history of time-keeping in preparation for readings and discussions focusing on changes in the experience and perception of time since, especially, industrialization and, more recently, digitization. The class culminates in a discussion of present-day and potential future questions of time and memory in the face of rapid technological innovation. Class readings will support assignments modeled after Einstein's 'thought experiments' in which students may include visual, virtual and/or material responses in supplement to writing.