This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

How The Internet Has Changed Time And Space, From A Modernist Perspective.

2990 words - 12 pages

At the beginning of the third millenium, how we view and experience space and time is very different from how it was viewed at the turn of the last century. The reason for this is modern technology - as modernisation and technology have progressed and inevitably changed, so too have the qualities of space and time. This has been no more apparent than in the development of the Internet, which has changed space and time in ways which citizens of the Modernist era could scarcely have imagined.The mid to late nineteenth century was a time of major upheaval. The Modernist era brought innovations such as the telephone, radio, steam train and electric light, which changed not only how people saw themselves in relation to others, but also how they saw themselves in their own personal space and time. As progress brought about civilising and enlightening aspects to society, people began to question not only how such innovations worked, but how the individual was affected by them and, by extension, how space and time had changed.Prior to the Industrial Revolution, our concept of time was linked to the natural rhythms of the seasons. We knew that after four seasons, we would be one year older. Out internal clocks were diurnal; we rose with the sun and went to bed when the sun went down. As technology and modernisation progressed, our concept of time changed.As individuals were increasingly drawn into an urban,factory-based system of employment, the experienceof the flow of time became increasingly linked to thetime-keeping mechanisms required for the synchronizationof labour and the organization of the working week.(Thompson, 1995, p. 36).The urbanization of the environment, and subsequent events such as the introduction of shift-work in factories, brought about a change in how time was perceived. Workers who had previously worked in daylight hours and slept at night had to adjust to working different hours, a change which impacted not only on the individual but on society as a whole. Instead of retiring as soon as the sun went down, people were now working and socialising at night under the glow of the new electric lights.Since the Industrial Revolution, time has been linked with such Modernist ideas as progress and civilization. Progress such as the miniaturisation of timepieces meant that by the early twentieth century, watches had become small enough and affordable enough to be owned by the majority of the industrial populace. Having time in one's pocket (or at least a pocket watch) meant that time became increasingly commodified. It became a precious item not to be wasted. There was now no excuse for not being punctual for work or meetings. Time had changed into a currency, a means of production; to be a good member of society, as Foucault put it, one had to be a productive member. With the proliferation of the pocket-watch, members of society could be at their most productive.As the rail system in the late nineteenth century developed, progressing and...

Find Another Essay On How the internet has changed time and space, from a modernist perspective.

Transformations This essay is about how the image of a motorcycle biker has changed over time. It also gives examples as how the image has changed

282 words - 2 pages The image of a biker has done a complete 360 degree turn. Over the past twenty years the biker image has transformed dramatically. In the early sixty's to late eighty's bikers were portrayed to be outlaws in society. the conclusin that bikers ere outlaws was drawn from early biker films such as Easy Riders. in the movie Easy riders bikers were portrayed as heartless individuals who showed no respect for the law. Many individuals who saw the film

How the Internet Age Has Changed the Way the World Lives

2061 words - 8 pages Frederick Moran’s job, gave him the chance to buy anything online, and modified how he banked. The Internet also changed the definition of being social. It affected Frederick Moran socially because it is now easier to communicate, there are many social networks that help him connect with people from all around the world, and changed the way he spends his time. The Internet also affected Frederick Moran Intellectually because it gives him fast access

Discuss with examples, how the Internet has changed communication for organizations

1129 words - 5 pages businesses today that do not have their own websites and e-mail address from which the public can contact them. Below is an analysis of how the Internet has changed communications for organisations.In the past, communications within organisations were mostly done either by the word of mouth or by writing memos. By word of mouth, when people wanted to communicate with a person within the office, he had to either go to the desk to tell the

Discuss with examples how the English Language has changed over time

2353 words - 9 pages . Vowel sounds are still being shortened, although the change has become considerably more gradual. Modern English, like all languages, is still changing. Another change occurred when the "th" of some verb forms became "s". "Loveth" became "loves" and "hath" became "has"- just to name a few. Auxiliary verbs also changed, that is, "he is risen" became "he has risen".In addition, in the Early Modern English period, which was from 1500 to 1800, the

The Way American Culture Has Changed Over Time

2326 words - 9 pages It is obvious American culture has changed drastically over time. American culture today is a lot different than it was one hundred, fifty , even twenty years ago. Styles, music, entertainment, and technology have all altered significantly. There are many people that influence our culture with their new talents, ideas, and personalities. During the 1930’s, your go-to girl for a good movie would be Judy Garland. With her diverse talents and

Areas in Which the Life Insurance Industry Has Changed over Time

1138 words - 5 pages time, it is vital for the regulatory framework to keep pace with dynamics of the Life Insurance Industry. This study explores areas where the life insurance industry has changed over time through different product offerings, globalization, evolving technology, and changes in the economic environment of Discovery Vitality Life. The study provides a framework to assist regulators in assessing which changes have been successful, which need

The Internet From A Social and Communications Perspective

1468 words - 6 pages . The Internet is a global system, a huge cyberspace serving to thousands of users worldwide. It is a network of networks with different levels of access and different levels of security. And still, there are always people behind what happens in the cyberspace – the internet is what we make of it and how we use it. Common users are not always safe from the dangers they are exposed to. And while there are numerous helpful and beneficial features

Melodrama: how melodrama has changed from the influences of "A Touch Of Silk" by Betty Rowland and "The Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll" By Ray Lawler

986 words - 4 pages Betty Roland was written in 1928, Australian drama was very melodramatic.The Touch of Silk overtly draws on some of the dramatic conventions of 19th century melodrama, but Roland tried to steer away from melodrama and instead has based The Touch of Silk on naturalism.Every act of melodrama concludes with a climax, leaving the audience, which was usually the illiterate commoners, hanging on for the resolution.People were now smarter because Public

"Feminism" This is a personnel review of how feminism has changed from my mothers generation to the present

959 words - 4 pages generated war. At this time my mother was a young college graduate and new stay at home mom. She remembers the 'war of the mothers' very well and explained to me how it affected her. 1980s popular television sitcoms such as Growing Pains and Family Ties featured super moms who on camera were at home caring for their children at all times day or night. But in the backdrop they held amazing but rarely seen careers as journalists and architects. The mass

How Television and The Internet Have Changed The World

1881 words - 8 pages same since the 1980’s. Once considered the centre of the home, our attentions have shifted as we adopt the ever growing and ever changing space of the internet. In an attempt to keep up, television has attempted many changes in its layout to keep viewers interested. Netflix offers a service where television shows may be accessed on demand at any time, and news channels such as Sky News encourage viewers to ‘press the red button’ on their remote

Q1 -how have the social structure and the social Identity changed in England from 1950 to the present time

1120 words - 4 pages in boys, all the changes gave the peopel apportunity to begin to think, who we are and what can we be. uncertinity is not new, but some times it might have defrant implecation.The changes that appeared after the second world war, has been the move away from heavy manufacturing industry.In 1950, only 21 % of married women were in paid employment. But we could see that, through out the time. Most of the married women were working. The period through

Similar Essays

How The Internet Has Changed Society

2297 words - 10 pages business that the Internet has changed is the way business market. According to businessinsider.com, people are spending an average of 100 minutes a day on the Internet in leisure. People are spending less time reading magazines or television adds that businesses pay to market from. So what other way to reach an audience who can’t look away from their computer or phone than to penetrate the Internet and peoples favorite sites to frequent with

How The Internet Has Changed Our Shopping Habits

3604 words - 14 pages the country. However many people are still holding onto the idea of traditional means of shopping. It has been said that shopping malls is one of the only public communal spaces for Americans to gather together (Moore). It is a public space that allows people to spend time together, socialize and build relationships. However some are also suggesting that these vacant malls may be turned into other public spaces like parks and exhibition spaces to

The Australian Hero: An Overview Of What Is A Hero And How It Has Changed Over Time

742 words - 3 pages importance to Australia. Not only do we remember the ANZAC's that fought in the Gallipolli War, but also the poppy, and our national remembrance Day to pay our respect for all soldiers who dies in war. This idea of a hero has not changed substantially in today's society.HOW HAS THE DEFINITION OF A HEROCHANGED OVER TIME?While, history has played an important part in developing our national identity, popular culture has reconstructed these views

Necessity Of The Internet Reasons Why And How We Need The Internet Plus Things It Has Changed

834 words - 3 pages The Internet is no longer a tool for only transferring packets of data across countries, it is now a requirement in daily life and success. It has evolved from that feeble and quite slow age of computing. The Internet has turned into a device that provides services for almost any age of consumer. It can be used as the ever-so-profound communication service, which can include all ranges of communication including those for advertising purposes