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2016 Issue: Editors’ Note

Temporal (adj.)

  1. Of or relating to time
  2. Pertaining to or concerned with the present life or this world; worldly

Glimpse(s) (n.)

  1. a momentary or partial view

Geographer Yi-Fu Tuan’s philosophy of space and place develops the concept of humanistic geography: an approach to the meanings that a space, place, or an environment possesses, as a sign that says something beyond itself, to its own past and future, and to other objects. Heraclitus first theorized what we all know and feel: we can never step into the same river twice, for both we and the river are constantly changing. In “Temporal Glimpses,” students reflect on how travel disrupts the linear experience of time and therefore alters how we see and perceive space and place in the different registers of fore•sights, in•sights, and hind•sights.

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