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The Paul Virilio Reader

Edited by Steve Redhead (2004)
The Paul Virilio Reader collects for the first time English extracts reflecting the entire range of Virilio’s diverse career. The book’s introduction demonstrates that Virilio has produced an important — if controversial — “theory at the speed of light” that uncannily illuminates the impact of new information and communications technologies in a world that collapses time and distance as never before. The inventor of “dromology,” which views speed as a defining concept for contemporary civilization, Virilio is noted for his proclamation that the logic of ever-increasing acceleration lies at the heart of the organization and transformation of the contemporary world.

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