Time Tectonics denotes a set of methods and concepts that analyze the effects of extended or persistent time-behaviors. The analysis models behaviors that consist of repeated events at regular intervals. Examples include: daily pill-taking, or other regular medical regimens; behaviors that affect energy use, such as commuting, or controlled temperature changes in buildings; training behaviors like daily exercise or regular mentoring sessions. When such behaviors are networked across social or national groups, the impacts are amplified, and may have profound positive or negative impacts.
This blog is designed to share ideas on time-behaviors, models, and applications. We use the word time-behaviors in a specific sense. The intent is to focus on behaviors that are repetitive over time, and which are often networked or propagated across social groups. The categorization of such behaviors is described in the accompanying Time Behavior Overview and in papers and book chapters. The subject of regularized time behaviors is informed by a number of disciplines: behavioral economics, social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, cultural anthropology, and system dynamics. Comments and contributions from practitioners in these areas are welcome.