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Time, Space and Electronic Communication
Time, space and electronic communication
The Immediate Vicinity

In a garden in the late 1940s, the phenomenologist Alfred Schutz is working on the first chapter of his study Reflections on the Problem of Relevance. His opening paragraph graphically captures for the reader his sensory and kinaesthetic engagement with his immediate vicinity, with all of its myriad aspects and textures:

Having decided to jot down some thoughts on the matter of relevance, I have arranged my writing materials on a table in the garden of my summer house. Starting the first strokes of my pen, I have in my visual field this white sheet of paper, my writing hand, the ink marks forming one line of characters after the other on the white background. ...

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