Polar Inertia

Polar Inertia

by Paul Virilio
     
 

"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… See more details below

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"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."--BOOK JACKET.

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From the Publisher
'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 Univeristy of Massachusetts, Amherst

'One of the most Original thinkers of our time' - Lib[ac]eration

'Virilio explores the space-time continuum of new media with a relentless, sceptical gaze. This volume is essential reading for those who would follow his profound examination of the body's fate in the landscape of contemporary information machines' - Professor Mark Poster, University of California

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761958031
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/21/1999
Series:
Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.23(d)

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