Too Much Time on My Hands?
Continuing our theme of using Cultural Ecology 2017 to speculate on nine big questions about the future of life in the Anthropocene. Question #7: How has industrial and post-industrial capitalism shaped our notions of time? Will anyone ever again have “too much time on my hands”?
The two readings are
- Tim Ingold, “Work, time and industry” (323-338) in The Perception of the Environment
- Anna Tsing pp.55-96 in The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins
The reading can of course be accompanied by the classic 1981 Styx debut of “Too Much Time on My Hands”:
As well as the shot-by-shot 2016 remake from Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd:
And for an April 2017 update see “You’re Too Busy. You Need a ‘Shultz Hour'” by David Leonhardt in the New York Times