Back to the Future: De-sequencing Time with Video Assistant Referee Technology

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As digital technologies permeate every aspect of our life, they are essentially redefining the material foundations of life itself - time and space. In this short paper, we investigate how digital technology influences different aspects of time and related experiences. The research was inspired by a specific incident occurred in the sports setting involving the use of Video Assistance Referee (VAR) technology in a live football match, which served as a revelatory case. Our preliminary analysis reveals that the use of VAR technology exerts different effects on clock time, event time, and experiential time. The different effects lead to decoupling of time, which then triggers time dissonance, where assumptions and expectations around temporality clash and collapse. Our research sheds light on the interplay of digitalization and time on a different dimension of temporality (the relationship between past, present and future) and discusses its societal implications.
TitelProceedings of the 40th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
RedaktørerHelmut Krcmar, Jane Fedorowicz, Wai Fong Boh, Jan Marco Leimeister, Sunil Wattal
Antal sider9
UdgivelsesstedAtlanta, GA
ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
ISBN (Elektronisk)9780996683197
StatusUdgivet - 2019
BegivenhedThe 40th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2019: Information Systems - The Heart of Innovation Ecosystems - International Congress Center Munich (ICM), Munich, Tyskland
Varighed: 15 dec. 201918 dec. 2019
Konferencens nummer: 40


KonferenceThe 40th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2019
LokationInternational Congress Center Munich (ICM)
NavnProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems


  • VAR
  • Digitalization
  • Experiential time
  • Event time
  • Societal impacts
  • Time