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The great accelerator

Author: Paul Virilio
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : English edView all editions and formats
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On 10 September 2008, amid much fanfare, the Great Collider run by CERN in Geneva was turned on. The Collider was supposed to fire protons around a seventeen-mile loop of tunnels, causing them to crash into one another at close to the speed of light and break into even tinier particles. Nine days later the Collider broke down and had to be switched off, the accelerator temporarily silenced, the reckless search for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Virilio
ISBN: 074565388X 9780745653884 0745653898 9780745653891
OCLC Number: 746855073
Description: v, 98 p. ; 19 cm.
Contents: The insecurity of history --
Too late for private life --
The great accelerator.
Other Titles: Grand Accélérateur.
Responsibility: Paul Virilio ; translated by Julie Rose.

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On 10 September 2008, amid much fanfare, the Great Collider run by CERN in Geneva was turned on. The Collider was supposed to fire protons around a seventeen-mile loop of tunnels, causing them to  Read more...

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'Virilio has long cultivated a kind of Delphic compression, addictive once you tune in to its cadences.' Steven Poole, The Guardian 'An exciting yet terrifying account of how contemporary society is Read more...

 
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