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The aesthetics of disappearance

Author: Paul Virilio; Philip Beitchman
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Semiotext, 2009.
Series: Semiotext(e) foreign agents series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the logistics of perception, this title introduces the author's understanding of 'picnolepsy' - the epileptic state of consciousness produced by speed, or rather, the consciousness invented by the subject through its very absence: the gaps, glitches, and speed bumps lacing through and defining it.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Virilio; Philip Beitchman
ISBN: 9781584350743 1584350741
OCLC Number: 262881416
Description: 127 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Semiotext(e) foreign agents series.
Other Titles: Esthétique de la disparition.
Responsibility: Paul Virilio ; introduction by Jonathan Crary ; trans. by Philip Beitchman.
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