John Armitage is Professor of Media at Northumbria University Ryan Bishop is Professor of Global Arts and Politics at Winchester School of Art, the University of Southampton.
The diversity of the contributors in this collection testifies to Virilio's rich life of intellectual engagement, from the 1950s and his writings on architecture through to the 1980s and his more celebrated contributions to debates on the sociocultural effects of cinematics, vision technologies, surveillance and the role of accelerated cultural developments in advanced societies ... There is much in these essays to satisfy the high theorist and researcher, and also the museum curator, painter and student of visual culture. As Sylvere Lotringer claims, this work is a 'breakthrough in Virilio Studies'. I agree and it is long overdue.--Enda Mccaffrey, Nottingham Trent University "Modern & Contemporary France "