Pari Center for New Learning

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Exploring the Mystery of Time

September 6 – September 12, 2018

Exploring the mystery of time from different perspectives: art, science, philosophy, psychology, literature, film, mystical experience…

“I hear the ruin of all space, shattered glass and toppled masonry, and time one livid final flame.”

(James Joyce, Ulysses)

What is time? It is at the same time what is closest to us and the deepest mystery. So close we cannot step outside it and watch it from a distance. And actually, when we attempt to do so, the notion of time itself seems to fade away, to dissolve into timelessness, where past, present and future merge into an eternal instant.

Join us at The Pari Center to explore the mystery of time, from the perspectives of art, science, psychology, philosophy, literature, film and mystical experience. We are not aiming at answering the impossible questions but rather awakening to the awesome fact of our existence in time, of the transient, terrible, marvelous, phenomenon that is life itself.

Julian Barbour, The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time’s Arrows and the Big Bang

Mauro Bergonzi, Time and Consciousness

Warwick Fox, Language, Time, and the Value of Lives

Christopher Hauke, Film and Time: How Movies Make the Impossible Real, or, How Reality Makes the Unreal Possible

Alison MacLeod, Making Time: Writers, Time and Literary Creation

Hester Reeve, Time in Contemporary Art

Shantena Augusto Sabbadini, Being and Becoming in Modern Physics

David Schrum, Time, the Psyche, and Timeless Mind

Gordon Shippey and James Peat Barbieri, Time Travel: The Physics, Philosophy & Fiction behind Doctor Who

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