Anticipation, Temporal Structures and Practices

Whether it is the seemingly accelerating temporalities of academic life, the futures imagined in making new technologies, or the way temporalities matter when addressing environmental challenges, theorizing temporality is an axis that connects department projects from very different domains. Indeed, projection, speculation, promise or anticipation have become key practices performed both in science but also in science policy, and are essential when it comes to making choices in the now. How we understand time, and how controlling time can become a locus of power, are important elements in our reflections on science, technology and society.