Edited by one of the leading Virilio authority's, this book offers the reader a guide through Virilio's work. Using the interview form, Virilio speaks incisively and at length about a vast assortment of cultural and theoretical topics, including architecture and `speed-space', `chronopolitics', art and technoculture, modernism, postmodernism and `hypermodernism', the time of the trajectory and the `information bomb'. His thoughts on Foucault, Baudrillard, Deleuze and Guattari, the performance artist Stelarc, the Persian War and the Kosovo War, are also gathered together.
The Kosovo W@r did Take Place
Stratégie de la déception: A Position Statement by Paul Virilio
Under the Mirabeau bridge flows the Seine
And our loves
Should I remember them
The days are passing, I remain
(Extract from ‘The Mirabeau Bridge’ by Guillaume Apollinaire, recited by Paul Virilio at the beginning of his statement and adopted by him as his position toward the Internet)
Dear friends, since my new book, Stratégie de la déception, has only just been published, and you have not yet been able to read it, I thought it would be of interest to you if I first of all outlined the book's main points before we proceed to the interview.1
This book is first and foremost the outcome of my refusal ...