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In books such as The Aesthetics of Disappearance, War and Cinema, The Lost Dimension, and The Vision Machine, Paul Virilio has fundamentally changed how we think about contemporary media culture. Virilio’s examinations of the connections between perception, logistics, the city, and new media technologies comprise some of the most powerful texts within his hypermodern philosophy.

Virilio and the Media presents an introduction to Virilio’s important media related ideas, from polar inertia and the accident to the landscape of events, cities of panic, and the instrumental image loop of television. John Armitage positions Virilio’s essential media texts in their theoretical contexts whilst outlining their substantial influence on recent cultural thinking. Consequently, Armitage renders Virilio’s media texts accessible, priming his readers to create individual critical evaluations of Virilio’s writings. The book closes with an annotated and user-friendly Guide to Further Reading and a non-technical Glossary of Virilio’s significant concepts.

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.

About the Author

John Armitage is professor of media at Northumbria University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 The Aesthetics of Disappearance
2 Cinema, War, and the Logistics of Perception
3 New Media: Vision, Inertia, and the Mobile Phone
4 City of Panic: The Instrumental Image Loop of Television and Media Events
5 The Work of the Critic of the Art of Technology: The Museum of Accidents
Conclusion
Guide to Further Reading
Glossary
References
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745642291
Author:
Armitage, John
Publisher:
Polity Press
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Theory, media, Paul Virilio, technology
Subject:
Sociology-Media
Copyright:
Series:
TM - Theory and Media
Publication Date:
20120619
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
229 x 152 x 15 mm 24 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Journalism » Media Studies
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Sociology » Media

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