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 8: Paul Virilio
DJ: How does the poster fit into the city?
PV: The city and the poster work together just as public images work with public spaces. The idea of ‘public’ and the corresponding idea of publicity are interconnected. This is an important theme today. Just as there exists a logistics in military thinking that is used to reach targets,1 there is also a logistics in urban perception, i.e., with the effect of the message: the city declares itself through its monuments, but also through signs, inscriptions and posters. Public areas need to be marked and signposted, and I think that the problem of urban signposting is a fundamental element of a city. There are no signs in the countryside, there ...