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Virilio Live
Selected Interviews

Edited by:
  • John Armitage - Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK


October 2001 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Edited by one of the leading Paul Virilio authorities 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.


Paul Virilio
Preface
John Armitage
Introduction
 
PART ONE: ON THEORY, CULTURE AND SOCIETY
John Armitage
Interview One: From Modernism to Hypermodernism and Beyond
 
PART TWO: ON ARCHITECTURE
Enrique Limon
Interview Two: Paul Virilio and the Oblique
Andreas Ruby
Interview Three: The Time of the Trajectory
 
PART THREE: ON SPEED-SPACE AND CHRONOPOLITICS
Chris Dercon
Interview Four: Speed-Space
Niels Br[um]ugger
Interview Five: Perception, Politics and the Intellectual
Friedrich Kittler
Interview Six: The Information Bomb
 
PART FOUR: ON ART, TECHNOCULTURE AND THE INTEGRAL ACCIDENT
J[ac]er[ci]ome Sans
Interview Seven: Paul Virilio
Dominique Joubert & Christiane Carlut
Interview Eight: Paul Virilio
Catherine David
Interview Nine: The Dark Spot of Art
Pierre Sterckx
Interview Ten: Landscape of Events Seen at Speed
Nicholas Zurbrugg
Interview Eleven: Not Words but Visions!
 
PART FIVE: ON THE STRATEGIES OF DECEPTION
John Armitage
Interview Twelve: The Kosovo W@r Did Take Place
 
Suggested Further Reading
John Armitage
Select Bibliography of the Works of Paul Virilio

`Read Virilio at his spoken best: accelerated, corrosive, prophetic. Virilio is trying to wake up everyone that slumbers as the information bomb disappears the autonomous subject, trivializes democratic politics, and turns Western ways of war into a videogame. Drivign a stake into the heart of the military-industrial-media-entertainment network, Virilio Live could well be the best possible antidote yet for the virtually undead' - James Der Derian, editor of The Virilio Reader

`The spontaneity of the interview form brings otu the best in Virilio. This is an indispensable guide to the work and thought of one of the most important contemporary thinkers. A lively and thought-provoking collection, it will be welcomed by initiates and newcomers alike' - Professor Kevin Robins, Goldsmiths College, University of London

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