The Tyranny Of Time
The clock is a useful social tool, but it is also deeply political: It benefits some, marginalizes others and blinds us from a true understanding of our own bodies and the world around us.
«Clock time is not what most people think it is. It was created, and it is frequently altered and adjusted to fit social and political purposes.»
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