Judy Wajcman

“We are so immersed in this culture of busyness and hyper-productivity that it’s hard to raise questions about whether speed itself should be the ultimate rationale for innovation.”

“…overall leisure time has not declined over the last 50 years. This gap between objective time and how we subjectively experience it, points to the importance of the quality or character of time, and not simply the amount of time we have. And this is where technology comes in.”

Pressed for time; The digital transformation of everyday life (2016)

Judy Wajcman

She is the Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology. She joined the LSE as Head of the Sociology Department in 2009. She was previously Professor of Sociology in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. She has held posts in Cambridge, Edinburgh, Manchester, Sydney, Tokyo, Vienna, Warwick and Zurich. She was formerly a Centennial Professor at the LSE, a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Women in Business at London Business School. She was President of the Society for Social Studies of Science (2009-2011) and is currently a Visiting Professor at the Oxford Internet Institute.

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