Art Of The Motor
The Art of the Motor includes analyses of such recent developments as nanotechnology and virtual reality. It conjures a world in which information is speed and duration is no more. Information as speed? This, Paul Virilio tells us, is the third dimension of matter-the speed of the transmission of information has collapsed the extension of the dimension of space and the dur...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published October 6th 1995 by Univ Of Minnesota Press
(first published 1993)
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worst postmodernist work I've read in awhile. Argument lacks an alternative, there's a clear false unity of The Media and Technology which never acknowledges conflicts and the different ideologies at work (Fox News would be "an aberration" because they're conservative), the evidence is more culled from striking anecdotes and quotes than built from history or description, acting as if limit cases are much more common than they are (athletes on steroids, virtual reality, prostheses...none of these...more
Paul Virilio is a cultural theorist and urbanist. He is best known for his writings about technology as it has developed in relation to speed and power, with diverse references to architecture, the arts, the city and the military.More about Paul Virilio...