Time is a unique resource: there can either be too much of it or too little, it can accelerate, slow down or even stop altogether. But what is time in the first place? Reflections of our authors on this topic you will find in this section.

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    [Germany | Kiel] A journey into the nothing with a sudden meeting and an indefinite result. Essay by Albert Feierabend. More ...

    “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!”

    [Georgia | Tbilisi] When Lewis Carroll sent the White Rabbit running across the bush muttering these words in 1865, he had no idea that he was predicting what human beings would keep saying today, a century and a half after. More ...

    …et nos mutamur in illis

    [Ukraine | Kyiv] Do we change over time? Do we change along with or contrary to time? The principal possibility of change, that could, if at all, happen to us, is the focal point of the author’s Elena Mordovina’s (Kiev) essay. More ...

    Personal Zeitgeist

    [Uzbekistan | Tashkent] Representatives of different generations look different. Sometimes, the distance between two generations, which do not seem to be too remote in time, becomes totally insurmountable. Sevinch Umarova from Tashkent speaks about the causes of the cardinal differences between the generations and of misunderstanding related to them.More ...

    The gamer subculture of the 2000s

    [Belarus | Vileyka] The era of computer clubs came to Belarus at the turn of the millennium. The crisis caused by the decay of the Soviet Union finally became history, and the market of consumer services demonstrated maximum growth. At this time, computer clubs penetrated Belarus and formed a special informal community of gamers, the first gamers of the country.More ...

    From Time to Time

    [Russia | Novosibirsk] Time is interesting for the fact that, unlike other things, we cannot conceive it using our senses. We can feel cold and hot, hear sounds and see light, taste sweet and sour, but our body cannot conceive the time. We know that time passes, we try to measure it somehow but we cannot feel it. Does that mean that the absence of a sense of time in our body deprives us of the possibility of objective assessment of this reality? More ...

    The world we live in is too slow

    [Russia] It might seem that we all know the nature of time and do not even think about it. But is it that easy to answer the questions what time is and whether it always flows at the same velocity? How do we perceive time in our childhood and n our youth? What is the difference between psychological and mathematical time? How can we stop the time, and how can the “time machine” help us in that? Biologist Olga Loginova, psychologist Maria Chereshneva, physicists Ruslan Mukhamedyarov and Mikhail Petrov helped me to find answers for these questions.More ...




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