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.
JS: Your approach to reality is mediated by the concept of ‘dromology’, which would appear to lie at the center of your work.
PV: Dromology is the science or the logic of speed and you're quite right to see it as the core of my work since the problem of speed opens our way into the entirety of the contemporary world and offers a key for reading it; the notion of speed is an incomparable analytic instrument for dealing with its political, strategic and social situations, and with others as well. When I wrote ‘The Logistics of Perception’ [War and Cinema, 1984/1989], where I talk about war and cinema, people thought that I went outside the field of my subject by ...