Scacco al Tempo / Time-mate

“Common experience tells us that the passing of time perceived by each individual does not coincide with that indicated by so-called objective instruments. According to my measurements, one minute spent behind a red light is, on the average, 8 times longer than one minute spent in a conversation with a friend, 22 times longer if the friend is of the opposite sex.”

Levi describes a new patent, the patent for a paracrono, which allows people to alter their sense of the length of time at will. This story is not from Vizio di Forma, but is useful for delving into an essential and little known dimension of technological development – patents.


Luigi Boggio, Studio Torta, Turin

Piero Bianucci - scientific journalist

Readings by Aliosha Massine