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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, ne

Indirect Light: Extracted from Polar Inertia
Indirect light: Extracted from polar inertia
PaulVirilio

Light is the name of the shadow of the living light.

Bernard de Clairvaux

I STILL REMEMBER MY astonishment, ten years ago, when I saw video screens replacing mirrors on Paris Metro platforms.

Soon after 1968, it is true, surveillance cameras had appeared at the entrances to the grandes écoles and universities, and this new ...

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