Paul Virilio is without doubt one of the most important and stimulating French cultural theorists writing this present day. more and more hailed because the 'archaeologist of the future', Virilio is famous for his proclamation that the good judgment of ever expanding acceleration lies on the center of the association and transformation of the modern world.
The first e-book to have the funds for a correctly severe review of Virilio's cultural idea, it comprises an interview with Virilio; a lately translated instance of his paintings; and a decide on bibliography of his writings. The commissioned contributions by way of prime cultural and social theorists learn Virilio's paintings from his early speculations on army and concrete area to his present writings on dromology, politics, new communications applied sciences, disappearance, and the fallout from 'the info bomb'.
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And if we switch to contemporary military conflicts, what you get are video missiles, unmanned miniature planes or 'drones', observation satellites and more wondrous things. War has morphed into images, into the e y e s . . JA: According to you, war is now a war of images? PV: Absolutely. It is impossible to imagine war without images. And, if possible, 'live' images. Cyberwar in the Persian Gulf JA: Your reflections on the so-called 'cyberwar' in the Persian Gulf were published as U£cran du desert (1991c).
I was a militant against the atomic bomb. I joined leftist movements during the events of May 1968. But I must say that I became very disappointed about political struggles, since they appear to me to lag very much behind developments both within the post-industrial revolution and technoscience. Thus I am, and many people with me, out of phase with real existing political movements. I feel henceforth marginalized, and the only action I can partake in takes place within the urban realm, with homeless people, with travellers, with people whose lives are being destroyed by the revolution brought about by the end of salaried work, by automation, by delocalization.
I was not. But my reasons were theoretical also. This is because, when I was young, I converted to Christianity. I converted when I was 18, as an adult. The war had just ended then, and I had seen terrible things, and that was also one of the reasons for my conversion to Christianity. But then, you must know that I converted in the company of 'worker-priests'. Workerpriests are, in France, those priests who take an industrial job and go to live with the factory workers. They do not display their pastoral cross.
Paul Virilio: From Modernism to Hypermodernism and Beyond