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Paul Virilio
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Paul Virilio
From Modernism to Hypermodernism and Beyond

Edited by:
  • John Armitage - Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK


May 2000 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Paul Virilio is one of the most significant and stimulating French cultural theorists writing today. Increasingly hailed as the 'archaeologist of the future', Virilio is noted for his proclamation that the logic of ever increasing acceleration lies at the heart of the organization and transformation of the contemporary world.

The first book to afford a properly critical evaluation of Virilio's cultural theory, it includes an interview with Virilio; a recently translated example of his work; and a select bibliography of his writings. The commissioned contributions by leading cultural and social theorists examine Virilio's work from his early speculations on military and urban space to his current writings on dromology, politics, new communications technologies, disappearance, and the fallout from `the information bomb'.

John Armitage
Introduction
John Armitage
From Modernism to Hypermodernism and Beyond
An Interview with Paul Virilio

 
Paul Virilio
'Indirect Light' Extracted from Polar Inertia
Neil Leach
Virilio and Architecture
Mike Gane
Paul Virilio's Bunker Theorizing
Douglas Kellner
Virilio, War and Technology
Some Critical Reflections

 
Sean Cubitt
Virilio and New Media
Scott McQuire
Blinded by the (Speed of) Light
Patrick Crogan
The Tendency, the Accident and the Untimely
Paul Virilio's Engagement with the Future

 
Nicholas Zurbrugg
Virilio, Stelarc and 'Terminal' Technoculture
Verena Andermatt Conley
The Passenger
Paul Virilio and Feminism

 
James Der Derian
The Conceptual Cosmology of Paul Virilio
John Armitage
Paul Virilio
A Select Bibliography

 

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