Fall 2011 Colloquia Series: What happens with a tenth of a second? In the late fifteenth century, clocks acquired minute hands. A century later, second hands appeared. But it wasn’t until the 1850s that instruments could recognize a tenth of a second, and, once they did, their impact on modern science and society was profound. Tracing debates about the nature of time, causality, and free will, as well as the introduction of modern technologies—telegraphy, photography, cinematography—Jimena Canales locates the reverberations of this “perceptual moment” throughout culture. Presented by UC Berkeley Office for History of Science and Technology. Thursday October 27th 4:00 pm 470 Stephens Hall UC Berkeley. Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society (CSTMS).
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