Polar Inertia

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SAGE, 2000 - Social Science - 103 pages
'If you've ever felt like we're going nowhere fast, and you'd like to know why - preferably sometime before you die - read this book' - James Der Derian, Brown University and UMASS/Amherst

Examining how the 'here and now' of space, territory, the body, are being redefined by new technologies and how this undoes simplistic versions of the globalization thesis, Paul Virilio demonstrates how technology has made inertia the defining condition of modernity.

An instantaneous present has replaced space and the sovereignty of territory; everything happens without the need to go anywhere.

 

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Contents

Indirect Light
1
The Last Vehicle
17
Kinematic Optics
37
Environment Control
55
Polar Inertia
71
Index
89
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Paul Virilio is President Ecoloe Speciale d'Architecture, and author of Open Sky (verao); Art of the Motor (BFI); War and Cinema (Verso), amongst others.

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