The Invention of Accidents
The Accident Argument
The Accident Museum
The Future of the Accident
The Expectation Horizon
The Original Accident
Steven Poole, The Guardian
Paul Virilio is one of the most original and provocative thinkers of the contemporary era. In The Original Accident Virilio continues his investigations of how the intensification of technological development and speed could provide the "accident of accidents", the catastrophic collapse of the global economy."
Douglas Kellner, University of California, Los Angeles
- This groundbreaking new book presents a biting meditation on techno-scientific progress at all costs and without restraint.
- This books considers progress in light of our modern fears and anxieties, as well as the potential manmade catastrophes which threaten the modern world
- Lucid and brilliantly argued, this book confronts a highly topical subject from an original and contemporary position.
- Virilio urges us to face up to the consequences of our brave-new-world technologies, calling for the creation of a Museum of the Accident to help create a preventive intelligence that would help us deal with both natural and artificial disasters.