Time and Space: Matthew Allen
The Internet is physical. It’s not a separate entity from the ‘real world’ but is instead entwined with how we relate to and interact with our sense of time and space. It is imagined as being the end of difficulties.
“Time and space, in this context, are not objective things but are socially-mediated, that is, how we experience time and space is something affected by the society we live in; the different social contexts we are in. The interaction between communication and transport technologies and society has shaped the way we measure and experience time and space; the way these things impact upon our day to day life.
The Internet, as part of a long line of media and communication technologies, has arguably contributed to a compression of time and space: distances seem less and things happen much faster, amongst other things.”
Kent, M. 2010. Module 2.4: Time and space Online Course Material, NET102 Course Package, Perth Australia, Curtin University of Technology. Retrieved from lms.curtin.edu.au