Category Archives: Speed

“Paul Virilio: For the Love of Speed (Part Two)—The Death of a Thousand Cuts in the Soundtrack: An Introduction to Picnolepsy” by James L. Kelley

Before examining in-depth Paul Virilio’s “picnolepsy,” a brief definition of the term is in order, to be followed by a word about how this concept fits into the French theorist’s work as a whole. In Virilio’s words, Epilepsy is little … Continue reading

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“Paul Virilio: For the Love of Speed (Part One)” by James L. Kelley

A window into Paul Virilio’s thought is gained if we consider the French theorist’s fable of the origin of speed. Virilio imagines ancient man’s inner and outer life as set in motion and ever-after conditioned by his ambiguous orientation toward … Continue reading

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