Time itself is not visually graspable. Images and models are needed for its visualization. Thus, visual simulations of dynamic processes and the design of time-based media affect our perception and way of life.
The constitutive visual representations of time are bound between the media technological conditions they are subject to and the singular processes of their design. They can define a certain time-knowledge and create models like linearity, interruption, seriality, simultaneousness, duration or rhythm, or even topological-temporal systems. Historically and systematically, this publication addresses the visually enabled modes of time that are constituted by image technologies in design, art, and the sciences.