Code: (14.y.REA)


Title: Real-Time Timeline


/// Authors: JARD

/// Year: 2014

/// Prmtrs: Noise   Horror Vacui    Diagram Atlas   Assemblage      Obsolescence    Static  Weeks   0.00 €  No        (i) Legal                    Commons    Quotidian       99 %    Visibilise      Control Otherness       Exposed


How long does Real-Time last?


In this project we explored all the things that can actually be measured within one second. What happens bellow the threshold of the second? Real time politics, science, culture, natural or economics.




The Production of Real Time


The production and measurement of time is the most developed and precise science nowadays (science of timekeeping). Today we can measure every attosecond (0,0000000000000000001s) and the agencies involved on this process are multiple: the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM), the Consultative Committee for the Definition of the Second (CCDS), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the General Conference of Weights and Measures (CIPM) or the International Committee of Weights and Measures (CGPM). The politics of synchronization and syntonization entangled around this institutions and their consequences on our connectivity, communication and location systems, need of critical lecture to discern whether this production is affecting the way we live or it is an unintended machinery. Without this technologies we would not have worldwide web, GPS tracking, satellite images or mobile phone communication.