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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

Blinded by the (Speed of) Light
Blinded by the (speed of) light

Speed; the coitus of the future.

(Saint-Pol Roux, in Virilio, 1997: 116)

[A]re we about to lose our status as eyewitnesses of tangible reality once and for all… afflicted with a kind of paradoxical blindness due to overexposure of the visible and to the development of sightless vision machines…? (Virilio, 1997: 91)

OVER THE LAST DECADE, the dissemination of Paul Virilio's writings outside France ...

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