The Great Accelerator
June 2012, Polity
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- An important new book by the world’s leading theorist of technology, speed and power.
- Virilio reflects on our preoccupation with speed, whether in the form of the Great Collider developed by scientists at CERN to try to discover ‘God’s particle’ or in the form of the speeding up of the markets of global finance - and on what happens when these high-tech systems break down.
- Written in his distinctively brilliant and ironic style, this book continues Virilio’s relentless probing of the obsessions of our contemporary civilization.
- This book will be of great interest to students and scholars in social and cultural theory, media and cultural studies as well as the interested general reader.