Paul Virilio. Dromology and Claustrophobia. 2007 13/16

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http://www.egs.edu/ Paul Virilio on dromology and claustrophobia. Public open video lecture for the faculty and students of the European Graduate School, Media and Communication Studies Department Program, EGS, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe, 2007. Paul Virilio. Paul Virilio was born in Paris in 1932. After training at the Ecole des Metiers d' Art, Virilio specialised in stained-glass artwork, and worked alongside Matisse in churches in Paris. In 1950, he converted to Christianity. After being conscripted into the army during the Algerian war of independence, Virilio studied phenomenology with Merleau-Ponty at the Sorbonne. In 1958, Virilio conducted a phenomenological enquiry into military space and the organization of territory, particularly concerning the Atlantic Wall—the 15,000 Nazi bunkers built during World War II along the coastline of France and designed to repel any Allied assault. In 1963 he began collaborating with the architect Claude Parent and formed the Architecture Principe group. After participating in the May 1968 uprising in Paris, Virilio was nominated Professor by the students at the Ecole Speciale d' Architecture. In 1973 be became Director of Studies. In the same year, Virilio became director of the magazine L'Espace Critique. In 1975 he co-organised the Bunker Archeologie exhibition at the Decorative Arts Museum in Paris, a collection of texts and images relating to the Atlantic Wall. Since then he has been widely published, translated and anthologised. In 1998, Virilio retired from teaching. His latest projects involve working with homeless groups in Paris and building the first Museum of the Accident. Bibliography. The Original Accident. Cambridge: Polity, 2007 City of Panic. Oxford: Berg, 2005. The Accident of Art. (with Sylvère Lotringer) New York: Semiotext(e), 2005. Negative Horizon: An Essay in Dromoscopy. London: Continuum, 2005. Art and Fear. London: Continuum, 2003. Unknown Quantity. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2003. Ground Zero. London: Verso, 2002. Desert Screen: War at the Speed of Light. London: Continuum, 2002. Crepuscular Dawn. New York: Semiotext(e), 2002. Virilio Live: Selected Interviews. Edited by John Armitage London: Sage, 2001. A Landscape of Events. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000. The Information Bomb. London: Verso, 2000. Strategy of Deception. London: Verso, 2000. Politics of the Very Worst. New York: Semiotext(e), 1999. Polar Inertia. London: Sage, 1999. Open Sky. London: Verso, 1997. Pure War. New York: Semiotext(e), 1997. The Art of the Motor. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995. The Vision Machine. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994. Bunker Archaeology. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1994. The Aesthetics of Disappearance. New York: Semiotext(e), 1991. Lost Dimension. New York: Semiotext(e), 1991. Popular Defense and Ecological Struggles. New York: Semiotext(e), 1990. War and Cinema: The Logistics of Perception. London: Verso, 1989. Speed and Politics: An Essay on Dromology. New York: Semiotext(e), 1977 [1986]

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