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In June 2007, Paul Virilio and Sylvère Lotringer met in La Rochelle, France to reconsider the premises they developed twenty-five years before in their frighteningly prescient classic, Pure War. Pure War described the invisible war waged by technology against humanity, and the lack of any real distinction since World War II between war and peace. Speaking with Lotringer in 1982, Virilio noted the "accidents" that inevitably arise with every technological development: from car crashes to nuclear spillage, to the extermination of space and the derealization of time wrought by instant communication. In this new and updated edition, Virilio and Lotringer consider how the omnipresent threat of the "accident"--both military and economic--has escalated. With the fall of the Soviet bloc, the balance of power between East and West based on nuclear deterrence has given way to a more diffuse multi-polar nuclear threat. Moreover, as the speed of communication has increased exponentially, "local" accidents--like the collapse of the Asian markets in the late 1980s--escalate, with the speed of contagion, into global events instantaneously. "Globalization," Virilio argues, is the planet's ultimate accident.Paul Virilio was born in Paris in 1932 to an immigrant Italian family. Trained as an urban planner, he became the director of the École Speciale d'Architecture in the wake of the 1968 rebellion. He has published twenty-five books, including Pure War (1988) (his first in English) and The Accident of Art (2005), both with Sylvère Lotringer and published by Semiotext(e). Sylvère Lotringer, general editor of Semiotext(e), lives in New York and Baja California. He is the author of Overexposed: Perverting Perversions (Semiotext(e), 2007) and other books.

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Virilio and Lotringer revisit their prescient book on the invisible war waged by technology against humanity since World War II.

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In June 2007, Paul Virilio and Sylv?re Lotringer met in La Rochelle, France to reconsider the premises they developed twenty-five years before in theirfrighteningly prescient classic, Pure War. Pure War described the invisible warwaged by technology against humanity, and the lack of any real distinction sinceWorld War II between war and peace. Speaking with Lotringer in 1982, Virilio notedthe accidents that inevitably arise with every technologicaldevelopment: from car crashes to nuclear spillage, to the extermination of space andthe derealization of time wrought by instant communication. In this new and updatededition, Virilio and Lotringer consider how the omnipresent threat of theaccident--both military and economic--has escalated. With the fall ofthe Soviet bloc, the balance of power between East and West based on nucleardeterrence has given way to a more diffuse multi-polar nuclear threat. Moreover, asthe speed of communication has increased exponentially, localaccidents--like the collapse of the Asian markets in the late 1980s--escalate, withthe speed of contagion, into global events instantaneously.Globalization, Virilio argues, is the planet's ultimate accident.PaulVirilio was born in Paris in 1932 to an immigrant Italian family. Trained as anurban planner, he became the director of the ?cole Speciale d'Architecture in thewake of the 1968 rebellion. He has published twenty-five books, including Pure War(1988) (his first in English) and The Accident of Art (2005), both with Sylv?reLotringer and published by Semiotext(e). Sylv?re Lotringer, general editor ofSemiotext(e), lives in New York and Baja California. He is the author ofOverexposed: Perverting Perversions (Semiotext(e), 2007) and other books.

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with a new introduction by Sylvere Lotringer and Paul Virilio

About the Author

Paul Virilio was born in Paris in 1932 to an immigrant Italian family. Trained as an urban planner, he became the director of the cole Speciale d'Architecture in the wake of the 1968 rebellion. He has published twenty-five books, including Pure War (1988) (his first in English) and The Accident of Art (2005), both with Sylvre Lotringer and published by Semiotext(e).Sylvre Lotringer, general editor of Semiotext(e), lives in New York and Baja, California. He is the author of Overexposed: Perverting Perversions (Semiotext(e), 2007).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781584350590
Author:
Virilio, Paul
Publisher:
Semiotext(e)
Translator:
Polizzotti, Mark
Author:
Vir
Author:
Lotringer, Sylvre
Author:
Lotringer, Sylva]re
Author:
ilio, Paul
Author:
Lotringer, Sylvere
Author:
Lotringer, Sylv�re
Author:
Polizzotti, Mark
Author:
O'Keeffe, Brian
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
War (philosophy)
Subject:
World politics -- 20th century.
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents Pure War
Publication Date:
20080425
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
French
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.75 in 0.8 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Virilio and Lotringer revisit their prescient book on the invisible war waged by technology against humanity since World War II.
"Synopsis" by , In June 2007, Paul Virilio and Sylv?re Lotringer met in La Rochelle, France to reconsider the premises they developed twenty-five years before in theirfrighteningly prescient classic, Pure War. Pure War described the invisible warwaged by technology against humanity, and the lack of any real distinction sinceWorld War II between war and peace. Speaking with Lotringer in 1982, Virilio notedthe accidents that inevitably arise with every technologicaldevelopment: from car crashes to nuclear spillage, to the extermination of space andthe derealization of time wrought by instant communication. In this new and updatededition, Virilio and Lotringer consider how the omnipresent threat of theaccident--both military and economic--has escalated. With the fall ofthe Soviet bloc, the balance of power between East and West based on nucleardeterrence has given way to a more diffuse multi-polar nuclear threat. Moreover, asthe speed of communication has increased exponentially, localaccidents--like the collapse of the Asian markets in the late 1980s--escalate, withthe speed of contagion, into global events instantaneously.Globalization, Virilio argues, is the planet's ultimate accident.PaulVirilio was born in Paris in 1932 to an immigrant Italian family. Trained as anurban planner, he became the director of the ?cole Speciale d'Architecture in thewake of the 1968 rebellion. He has published twenty-five books, including Pure War(1988) (his first in English) and The Accident of Art (2005), both with Sylv?reLotringer and published by Semiotext(e). Sylv?re Lotringer, general editor ofSemiotext(e), lives in New York and Baja California. He is the author ofOverexposed: Perverting Perversions (Semiotext(e), 2007) and other books.
"Synopsis" by , with a new introduction by Sylvere Lotringer and Paul Virilio
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