Doing time in Saint Petersburg

Exciting news – I am going to make it to the Psychology of the XXI Century Conference in St. Petersburg next week! In case you are around – do let me know! I will be so happy to catch up!

The Conference will run between April 19 and April 21. I am invited to host a round table and talk about our International Time Perspective Network and time perspective research.

I do hope that I will have a bit of time to revisit the city. I haven’t been there since 2003. I’m pretty sure there have been many changes. I’m looking forward to this adventure!

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Очень все неожиданно произошло, но все успели – побегать и понервничать пришлось, как в былые времена, но приглашение в итоге удалось получить, визу оформить, билеты были куплены – так что вылетаю в понедельник в Санкт-Петербург. Буду рада встречам!

Participating in the Danish Research Festival

In the week 17, or from April 25 to May 1, there will be Danish Research Festival running across the country and this year I’ll be part of it!

The organizers say that “the festival programme has about 500 different events in more than 100 cities all over the country and every year more than 65,000 guests visit the festival.” It is ran every year and it is organized by Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

It seems like the main idea of the Festival is to bring science closer to general public. Sounds like fun! I’ll be exploring different events during the week and will keep you updated on my favorites from the proposed programme.

If you are in Copenhagen and you’re interested in psychology of time, please join me!

Psychology of time: Before, after and in-between

April 28th, 19:00 to 21:00 at Rantzausgade 34

Please register here, since the places are limited.

This talk aims to introduce you to the exciting topic of psychological time.

The different roles time plays in our everyday life, how it impacts what we do and how, how the tempo of a city has an impact of our health and how to find a temporal balance will be explored during the talk.

We will also talk about temporal aspects of groups and cultures and how those influence cross-cultural communication and sustainability issues.

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Creative flow as a resource

May 1st, 12:00 to 14:00 at Rantzausgade 34

Please register here, since the places are limited.

This workshop is designed to serve as a window into a different reality, a few hours just for yourself, away from usual stress, uncertainties and routines. An opportunity to zoom out, to do something different or something long forgotten, but enjoyable and invigorating.

It is time to get together with your inner creative and a few other like minded people and do something fun and inspiring.

It is time to take a break, breathe, be with yourself and dissolve in your dreams and then continue with new energy and focus.

It is time to stop waiting for the muse, we’ll start without her, but she’ll join us anyway.

It is time to create and discover!

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Time Perspective Network is looking for a case

We are a bunch of scientists who study time, we know a whole lot about waiting time, user experience of time, time across cultures, sustainability behaviors, teams and groups, and how they evolve in time, the vision and future scenarios, we apply temporal research in strategic innovation , designing apps that help to cope with chronic diseases, preventing suicide – maybe you have a case for us to work on during our Conference in Copenhagen this August?

We are in it together with local engineers, members of IDA – so it’s an interesting mix of people – psychologists and engineers and a bunch of artists as well! Please keep us busy!

We want to work on something challenging, interesting and useful! Know some one we should talk to? Please get in touch!

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Temporal Matters Salon

This has been an exciting collaboration so far – between me, representing the International Time Perspective Network and the Celebrating Time, 3rd International Conference on Time Perspective and Creative Roots: Collective Urbanism.

For most part, very outside my comfort zone, but that is why I ventured on this adventure – to explore where and how the psychological theories about time and urbanism issues intersect.

So far we held two Salons at the Cafe Ved Buen. One talk was dedicated to Pace of Life and the other one – to chronotope. The more I read about the chronotope, the more I was getting inspired by this concept and its possible applications outside the literary studies.

You can see my prezi’s from both of the occasions and you’re most welcome to drop by next time! See the schedule and sign up on Eventbrite.

Temporal Matters Salon #1: Pace of Life

Temporal Matters Salon #2: Chronotope: the time-space

Temporal Matters Salon

Rediscovering yourself: creative flow as a resource

After many years of being in-between the research and creative activities that I do, I have decided to try to blend them in together. And thus the Creative Time Studio was born. I’m not completely sure which direction it will go and which direction it will take me, but I would like to combine what I theoretically know about psychology of time and what I learned by doing all sorts of creative activities (photography, ceramics, mosaics, playing some instruments, my interest in arts – history of arts, visual arts, theater, architecture, and many others). I’m grateful to Maria Vegesh, who organized an online course where we followed Julia Cameron’s book “The Artist’s Way” – it gave me courage to try out a few things on my own and start the group – Rediscovering yourself: Creative flow as a resource.

We had a kick-off meeting today, November 1st, but there is still an opportunity to join in if you think it is something for you. The course is designed for 8 weeks. More information about the course is here.

Please get in touch if you would like to join the group.

 

Celebrating Time | Copenhagen 2016 | Call for Submissions

We are ready for your submissions

You can’t wait to present your ideas and work that you have been doing?
You can’t wait to show and tell what you know about time to other people?
You can’t wait to sparkle a controversial and inspiring debate?
You can’t wait to redesign subjective (or objective) experience of time?
You can’t wait to present your performance, theater play or sculpture that explores the concept of time?

We’ve got you covered! No need to wait any longer – the submission is open!
You can read here about different possible ways you can participate in this event, dedicated to celebration of time: https://itpnetwork.wordpress.com/contributions/
And if your idea does not really fit in any of those – get in touch! We’ll find a way!

Please submit your proposals here

If you’re an academic and submitting a classical presentation, you know the drill – basic info about the authors, affiliation, contact info you wish to share (email, twitter, linkedin, etc.) and 350 words as an abstract.

If you’re ready for an adventure and want to explore what else can be done with your research results (if you are an academic) or you have an idea for a specific activity – please describe it to the best of your abilities on 1 page max. See the guidelines on specific forms of participation.

The Organizing Committee together with the Scientific Committee reserves the right to propose and allocate you a different format for participation. In such a case you’ll get a proper brief.

Finally, you can pay the registration fee here:

We are accepting submissions until November 15th 2015.

Now it’s us who can’t wait to see how are you going to celebrate time!

More information is on the draft website of the Conference
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Warm welcome to Copenhagen!
#TPCPH2016 team

3rd International Conference on Time Perspective | 1st Announcement

Do you have an exciting new breakthrough that you would like to share on an international platform? It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 3rd International Conference on Time Perspective!

When: 15-19 August 2016
Where: Copenhagen, Denmark

International Time Perspective Network has been around for 7 years with more than 250 specialists from 40+ different countries affiliated with the Network, this is your chance to add your voice to a large conversation benefiting the greater good!

We dedicate this event to celebration of the concept of time, be it even a persisting illusion. We would like to invite you on this journey with us – to explore the nature of time, to get inspiration and to inspire in return.

We have a great line-up of speakers, who will cover many diverse aspects of the concept of time: psychologists, physicists, futurists, philosophers, designers, innovations consultants and even a science comedian!

Christophe Bureau (France)
Toshiaki Shirai (Japan)
Gerben Westerhof (Netherlands)
P.A. (Patrick) van der Duin (Netherlands)
Michelle Bastian (UK)
Sian Lindley (UK)
Helen Pilcher (UK)
Yaacov Trope (USA)
Sheldon Solomon (USA)
Robert Levine (USA)
and of course, Philip Zimbardo (USA)

In addition to the key-note presentations, the conference will host a number of parallel sessions in variety of formats. Thus we invite submissions on topics that touch upon the exploration the concept of time and time perspective.

As a reference point we include the following key-word cloud:
time, temporality, time perspective (past, present, future, balanced, unbalanced, etc), temporal horizon, past, present, future, life-space, time zone, temporal frame, image of the future, future scenarios, planning (organizational, career, etc.), time management, sense of time, understanding of time, tempo, rhythm, time perception, time attitude, future anxiety, transcendental future, eudaimonic present, presence, sustaining time, experience of time, innovation, well-being, etc.

However, your submissions should not be limited to them. We include those as a starting point.

We welcome contributions in a variety of formats: Idea Labs, workshops, art installation (music, sculptures, visual arts, performances, movie screening with a follow-up debate, work / project groups, presentations, discussion tables / brainstorm groups, debates (can be in the tag team format / polarized opinions format / etc. ), live research experiments, and others.

Your submissions should be in line with the overall vision and goals for the Conference:
We would like it to be fun, engaging, interactive, cross-disciplinary and frame shifting event. We think that the time has come to reinvent the format of the conferences.
We would like it to be a forum, where researchers / academics, entrepreneurs, business people, policy makers and general public meet. We would like it to be a platform where people could put together their competencies and work on finding a solution for a particular problem together. We would like to start a dialogue on different levels.

The Conference in Copenhagen aims to:

  • create dialogue across the disciplines and approaches to time and temporality
  • create a space / platform where academia, innovators, entrepreneurs, policy makers, business people and general public meet
  • create inspiring environment where different real-life challenges can find their solutions
  • apply TP theory to solving real-life problems
  • try out different forms of presentations: more engaging, fun, inspiring beyond the content, aimed to be with and for society
  • live up to our motto: “Diversity of Approaches, Unity of Passion” – to think and act across the disciplines

The organizing committee will mainly concentrate on curating three directions of the Conference: innovation, sustainability and well-being. Feel free to propose activities in other directions!

Important dates:

Submissions and registration will open in late August – we will keep you posted.

Pre-arranged symposia / round tables / debates: 18 October 2015
Early Abstract submission: 15 November 2015
Early bird registration: 17 January 2016
Regular Abstract submission: 25 January 2016
Regular registration: 15 March 2016

Selected papers will be given a possibility to be considered for publication in Time & Society.

Our partners:

We are extremely happy to present some of the partners, who are supporting the Conference already:

Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Denmark
University of Lyon, Social Psychology Group (GRePS), France
Alternative Copenhagen, Denmark
Magnify Money, USA
Liveart.dk, Denmark

More information is on the draft website of the Conference
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Download the call for participation.

Warm welcome to Copenhagen!

Anna, Nicolas, Wessel, Elisenda, Oksana, Lika, Natalie, Antanas, Jonte, James, Mia and Lisa

First issue of Time Talks

The online journal of our International Time Perspective Network, Time Talks, is live! The first issue is featuring interview with Jonte Vowinckel, who talks about his views on time, time perspective and role of present.

The interview was carried out by Elena Kazakina and Ksenia Chistopolskaya, members of the Health and Clinical Issues thematic group, illustrated by Radhika Chitalia from Handmade by Radhika.

Hope you’ll find it interesting! Would be happy to know your thoughts about it!

Find the interview here.