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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

Paul Virilio's Bunker Theorizing
Paul Virilio's bunker theorizing

If man has no need for the machine to live in his natural environment, he needs the machine to live in a hostile one. (Virilio, 1994 [1975]: 41)

We must get inside pure war, we must cover ourselves in blood and tears. We mustn't turn away. (Virilio, in Virilio and Lotringer, 1997 [1983]: 108)


PAUL VIRILIO'S WORK has a curious status today. On the one hand his name is ...

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