July 18, 2024

For InterPlanetary’s opening panel discussion, David Krakauer will lead a discussion between Ted Chiang, James Gleick, and David Wolpert on Complex Time, and representations of time: How time is encoded, described, represented, modeled and observed.After providing a brief introduction to some of the representational dichotomies of time – (1) fundamental vs. emergent time and (2) dynamic narrative vs. static geometric time – the group will move on from classical conceptions such as relativism and quantum time, to reflect upon such topics as time travel, the arrow of time, and lastly to potential future conceptions of time.