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.
Interview 5: Perception, Politics and the Intellectual
NB: During the Gulf War, you wrote a number of newspaper articles on the war. Reading these articles, I was under the impression that the course of this war had already been predicted in your books from the 1970s and 1980s. I would thus like to ask you to do a kind of ‘anamnesis’ of these books by speaking about your position today through your earlier works and with the Gulf War as the current point of departure.
In War and Cinema: Logistics of Perception (1989 ), you base your analyses of our perceptionof the worldin general on war. What are the consequences for perception when geographical space becomes less important, when vision and action ...