Accidents on a Planetary Scale

  Whenever a new technology emerges there also emerges simultaneously the consequences of its accident. The accident is inherent to every technology. It seems that because of globalization, which is the satellization of the City into an orbital function, we have now laid the grounds for global accidents. (Virllio). We are no longer in aContinue reading “Accidents on a Planetary Scale”

Ground Effect

Heavily escalating from 1914 onwards, as Virillio points out, the first images of the Earth sent back to the eye were for wartime reconnaissance. Something of this origin still exists in the ‘chronophotographic’ techniques that apply the industrial method of work-division and production of images to aerial surveillance, and which is now so familiar toContinue reading “Ground Effect”