This research argues that new digital media can help provide the concepts, vocabulary and methods for making time an explicit component in the design of space. It points out that space should not be understood as a static unchanging entity but must be appreciated as a dynamic and evolving phenomenon. This may seem self-evident but architecture's concern with permanence has caused it to undervalue the temporary and ephemeral. This has entrenched it in a practice that is at odds with contemporary cultural and technological changes. The research looks into the possibility of using the medium as a method for addressing these questions. Three media, the written narrative, the video image, and computation (all of which have time as a distinct component of their expression) have been chosen to develop techniques for studying dynamic phenomena. The event is “a woman watering a plant”, which has a time lapse of 19 seconds. The media and their techniques were the means to re-present it, study it and re-fabricate it.