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The vision machine by Paul Virilio( Book )

40 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A challenging survey of the technologies of perception, production and dissemination of images throughout history by one of France's leading contemporary intellectuals, Paul Virilio. Surveying art history as well as the technologies of war and urban planning, Virilio provides us with an introduction to a new "logistics of the image". From the era of painting, engraving and architecture culminating in the 18th century, the history of "regimes of the visual" shifted with the intervention of the photogram (photography and cinematography) in the 19th century. The latest era starts with videography, holography and infographics, turning the dissolution of modernity into a generalised logic of public representations. Virilio's book offers the most provocative account of the history of "seeing" to date and could revolutionise the way we periodise not only art history but 'social existence' itself [Publisher description]
The information bomb by Paul Virilio( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Virilio explores the dominion of techno-science, cyberwar and the new information technologies
The aesthetics of disappearance by Paul Virilio( Book )

53 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the logistics of perception, this title introduces the author's understanding of 'picnolepsy' - the epileptic state of consciousness produced by speed, or rather, the consciousness invented by the subject through its very absence: the gaps, glitches, and speed bumps lacing through and defining it
War and cinema : the logistics of perception by Paul Virilio( Book )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking at how the technologies of cinema and warfare have developed a fatal interdependence, this book explores these conjunctions from a range of perspectives. It gives a detailed technical history of weaponry, photography and cinematography, with accounts of films and military campaigns
The Virilio reader by Paul Virilio( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and French and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speed and politics : an essay on dromology by Paul Virilio( Book )

50 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El ensayista francés Paúl Virilio al analizar el fenómeno de la velocidad con la que nos conectamos en la era digital utilizó el concepto de "Dromología", que estudia la aceleración de las transformaciones históricas que se producen en los ámbitos de vida del hombre. El aceleramiento de las actividades sociales genera cambios en las relaciones personales y mantiene la concepción del tiempo de manera acelerada. Las sociedades se asombran en la manera como el tiempo se acelera. De igual manera, es importante mencionar que nuestra perspectiva histórica, nuestra memoria colectiva y la capacidad de análisis se comprimen a causa de la inmediatez en que vivimos. Esta 'Ciencia (o lógica) de la velocidad' es importante cuando se onsidera la estructura de la sociedad en relación a la guerra. 'Quienquiera que controle el territorio lo posee. La posesión del territorio no es primordialmente un asunto de leyes ycontratos, sino, primero y sobre todo, un asunto de movimiento y circulación.' También advierte de los peligros de dominio totalitario del mundo virtual generado por internet; la pérdida de la experiencia directa del tiempo local y del espacio circundante, además de la velocidad de la comunicación electrónica
The art of the motor by Paul Virilio( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art & fear : observations on the perils (and rewards) of artmaking by David Bayles( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Virilio traces the twin developments of art and science over the 20th century, a development that emerges as a nightmare dance of death. In Virilio's scorching vision, art and science vie with each other for the destruction of the human form as we know it. At the start of the 21st century science has finally left art behind as genetic engineers prepare to turn themselves into the worst of expressionists, the Human Genome Project their godless manifesto, the human being their raw material for new and monstrous forms of life."--Jacket
Art as far as the eye can see by Paul Virilio( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Art as Far as the Eye Can See puts art back where it matters - at the centre of politics." "Art used to be an engagement between artist and materials, But, in our new media world, art has changed; its very materials have changed and have become technologized." "This change reflects a broader social shift. Speed and politics - what Virilio defined as the key characteristics of the twentieth-century - have been transformed in the twenty-first century to speed and mass culture. And the defining characteristic of mass culture today is panic." "This induced panic relies on a new, all-seeing technology. And the first casualty of this is the human response. What we are losing is the very human 'art of seeing', one individual's engagement with another or with an event, be that political or artistic. What we are losing is our sense of the aesthetic." "Virilio argues that, in the twenty-first century, the new battleground will be art as light versus art as matter."--Jacket
Open sky by Paul Virilio( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pure war : twenty-five years later by Paul Virilio( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics of the very worst : an interview by Philippe Petit by Paul Virilio( Book )

31 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afin de mieux faire comprendre les enjeux du cybermonde, P. Virilio, urbaniste de formation, réfléchit sur les conséquences morales, politiques et philosophiques de la révolution cybernétique dans le domaine de la ville, dans les conceptions de la guerre et de la vitesse, ainsi que dans la vie quotidienne
Polar inertia by Paul Virilio( Book )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in French and English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Polar Intertia examines how the 'here and now' of space, territory, the body, are being redefined by new technologies and shows how this redefinition undoes simplistic versions of the globalization thesis. The principal argument of Polar Intertia is that the real time of 'action and distance' - telecommunication - has replaced the real space of immediate action. An instantaneous present has been substitute for space and the sovereignty of territory: everything happens without the need to go anywhere."--Jacket
A landscape of events by Paul Virilio( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The celebrated French architect, urban planner, and philosopher Paul Virilio focuses on the cultural chaos of the 1980s and 1990s. It was a time, he writes, that reflected the "cruelty of an epoch, the hills and dales of daily life, the usual clumps of habits and commonplaces." Urban disorientation, the machines of war, and the acceleration of events in contemporary life are Virilio's ongoing concerns. He explores them in events ranging from media coverage of the Gulf War to urban rioting and lawlessness
Desert screen : war at the speed of light by Paul Virilio( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text chronicles the Gulf War in terms of the reflections of an attentive telespectator. Virilio discerns a global spatial-temporal collapse following the Cold War, and identifies the Gulf War as an historical turning point
Ground zero by Paul Virilio( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How would it be if what we take for human advance were simply a technological progress which literally leaves us out of its equations? What if Progress is not humanity striking out bravely towards the future, but an ultimately destructive force?" "In a remarkable tour d'horizon, Paul Virilio paints a bleak picture of current scientific, cultural, social and political values. Art has succumbed to the techniques of advertising, while in politics the battle for hearts and minds has become a mere 'synchronization of opinion', and TV ratings have triumphed over universal suffrage. The events of September 11 reflect both the manipulation of a global sub-proletariat and the delusions of an elite of rich students and technicians who resemble nothing so much as the 'suicidal members of the Heaven's Gate cybersect'. And, in this post-humanist dystopia, we are morally rudderless before the threat of biological manipulations as yet undreamt-of."--Jacket
The accident of art by Sylvère Lotringer( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urbanist and theorist of technology, Virilio trained as a painter ... In Accident of Art, his third extended conversation with Lotringer, Virilio looks back on the century in order to address for the first time the impact of technology on contemporary art. Lotringer and Virilio argue that a direct relation exists between war trauma and art. Why has art failed to reinvent itself in the face of technology, unlike performing art? Why has art simply retreated into painting and surrendered to digital technology? Accidents are inventions in their own right. The can also free us from speed-induced inertia.--Cubierta
City of panic by Paul Virilio( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"City of Panic opens with a journey across the airy boulevards of Paris and into the crypt of its Metro. Along the way, City of Panic tells the story of all cities." "Cities everywhere are being reconstructed through a campaign of panic - the proliferation of gated-communities, policed shopping malls, the ever-widening net of surveillance, and a media consistently fabricating a world of fear. As the past is torn down and replaced with an identikit present, we seem to have accepted that our cities really are war zones and that every city must be the same."--Jacket
Bunker archeology : texts and photos by Paul Virilio( Book )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and German and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negative horizon : an essay in dromoscopy by Paul Virilio( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... sets out Virilio's theory of dromoscopy: a means of apprehending speed and its pivotal - and potentially destructive - role in contemporary global society. Applying this theory to Western political and military history, Virilio exposes a compulsion to accelerate, and the rise of a politics of time - encapsulated in the importance accorded to speed - over territorial politics of space. Moving through human history from the cave paintings at Lascaux that depict the first hunters, through the domestication of animals and the building of the first roads, to the 'stealth technologies' deployed in contemporary warfare, Virilio shows how resistance to speed and movement has consistently been eroded, and the physical world adapted, in order to satisfy the urge to move further and faster."--Jacket
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Alternative Names
Paul Virilio

Paul Virilio Cultural theorist

Paul Virilio filosofo, scrittore e urbanista francese

Paul Virilio Frans filosoof

Paul Virilio französischer Philosoph und Kritiker der Mediengesellschaft

Paul Virilio French philosopher

Virilio, Paul 1932-

Вирилио, Поль 1932-

Вирильо, Поль

Вирильо, Поль 1932-

پل ویریلیو معمار، نویسنده، و فیلسوف فرانسوی

비릴리오, 폴 1932-

ヴィリリオ, ポ-ル 1932-

ヴィリリオ, ポール



The information bombThe aesthetics of disappearanceWar and cinema : the logistics of perceptionThe Virilio readerSpeed and politics : an essay on dromologyThe art of the motorArt & fear : observations on the perils (and rewards) of artmakingArt as far as the eye can see