/ Digital Media / University of Strathclyde, Dep. of Architecture, Digital Media, GLASGOW
A man is a point in time flow. A man is standing still, experiencing coming waves, churning up stream behind. Having no clue where the flow is coming from and where is heading to. To typify the time complex curves are more illustrative than simple geometric shapes.
The time is likely one of the most valuable quantity in live. It is something limited, definitive. Yet humanity gropes how to handle it. We have so called clock to measure the time. It can develop in Newton’s world, based on cosmic principles. But there are many others worlds. Einstein’s space-time continuum works together with light and gravity. Supposing the time as a measurable quantity where does it have the origin and the end? Maybe it could be also a loop. Nobody has revealed why the time goes in that way. Thinking of the time as the fourth dimension – space where is able to move back and forth is quite catchy. There is diference between accurate Newton time measuring and human perception of time. Much like other aspects of subjective human experience, there is no unifying brain region or module, but rather many different potential clocks. There is not even any proven theory how the brain measures the time. An important model of time is based upon the flow of energy in brain circuits, similar to the passing of water in a stream. It compares a steady energy flow to the flow of particular activities, which is how feelings may affect the perception of time. The accuracy of our time perception is quite remarkable being able to combine light, sound, smell, and touch information all traveling to us at vastly different rates, and all registering in the circuits at different rates. In fact, the concept of “now” would be different if based only on the speed and timing of one of these sources of information. While studies validate that strong feelings make the subjective experience of time appear longer, individual differences occur based on past
personal experience and different stimuli. The subjective time difference is influenced by internal body states.