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Information Bombs

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Adam Elkus

For the kickoff post of the Anti-Library, I’m going to look at Paul Virilio’s book The Information Bomb. Some background: Virilio is a French critical theorist who writes on war, technology, and art. Virilio’s style is best described as a mixture between Hunter S. Thompson’s wild rantings,  the techno-skepticism of Neil Postman, and the artistic stylings of Jose Ortega Y Gasett. Virilio has been pigeonholed as a postmodernist, but from what I’ve read here, there isn’t much of that. Unlike a lot of his other French contemporaries, Virilio is also readable without a secret decoder ring. He also has a genuine cyberpunk vibe.

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Written by Adam Elkus

October 14, 2008 at 3:44 am