Virilio and the Media
Virilio s texts on the media are vital for everyone concerned with contemporary media culture, and Virilio and the Media offers a comprehensive and up to date introduction to the ever expanding range of his critical media and cultural works.
- Hardback | 160 pages
- 140 x 212 x 20mm | 399.16g
- 03 Jul 2012
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 1. Auflage
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Virilio and the Media presents an introduction toVirilio's important media related ideas, from polar inertiaand the accident to the landscape of events, cities of panic, andthe instrumental image loop of television. John Armitage positionsVirilio's essential media texts in their theoretical contextswhilst outlining their substantial influence on recent culturalthinking. Consequently, Armitage renders Virilio's mediatexts accessible, priming his readers to create individual criticalevaluations of Virilio's writings. The book closes with anannotated and user-friendly Guide to Further Reading and anon-technical Glossary of Virilio's significantconcepts.
Virilio's texts on the media are vital for everyone concernedwith contemporary media culture, and Virilio and the Mediaoffers a comprehensive and up to date introduction to the everexpanding range of his critical media and cultural works.
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'If Paul Virilio is the essential guide to understanding the digital future that is the 21st century, then John Amitage's brilliant account of Virilio and the Media explores the essence of Virilio's intellectual vision: its aesthetics, new media critique, political theory, cinematic analysis, and creative technological disturbance. Here, the writing of Paul Virilio becomes a vivid, haunting reminder of that which has been lost and gained with the disappearance of culture, society and politics into the language of new media.'
Arthur Kroker, Canada Research Chair in Technology, Culture and Theory, University of Victoria, Canada
'Paul Virilio is a canary in the mine of contemporaneity. For him, new communications media have remade the world as speed, accident, ubiquitous militarisation and the loss of the dimension of the real. Armitage is uniquely positioned to articulate the richness and urgency of Virilio's media critique.'
Sean Cubitt, University of Southampton
'John Armitage proves himself the leading English-language interpreter of Virilio's unique body of work. Focusing on Virilio's pioneering understanding of the transformative impact of media technologies, Armitage establishes a cogent and clear-sighted trajectory, and makes a powerful argument for both the strategic and ethical value of Virilio's thought.'
Scott McQuire, University of Melbourne
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