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 Time of the Trajectory
AR: That architecture is predicated by time in the same measure as it is by space is something that has been recognized every now and then in the past. But it is only recently that it has again become the subject of serious reflection. This might be because the most fundamental time-related aspects of architecture are expressed in an extremely slow, almost indiscernible time: time as given by the age or the physical life span of a building. Now, however, this kind of historical duration has accelerated considerably. For example, while the Egyptian pyramids at Giza are over four thousand years old, the existence of the French Pompidou Centre in Paris is threatened after ...