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Visionics and Electronic Apartheid: Automating the Interpretation of Reality

Posted in Uncategorized by ce399 on 30/07/2010

Nevertheless, _Polar Inertia_ is an important book for beginning to assess the revolutionary cultural impact of digital *visionics* in media studies, for affirming the crisis of representation and ambiguity surrounding the factual in the visual domain, and for anticipating the age of paradoxical logic and *telepresence* (as the possibility of the ‘actual’ end of modernity). In this context, one also has to wonder whether Virilio’s acknowledgment of *speed* as the engine of the acceleration, breakdown, and parabolic distortion of images (and imaging) redeems an anti-ocularcentric turn in Western thought (particularly French poststructuralist thought); or does it forewarn of an active *hyperCartesianism* and extension of classical optical communication by ‘electro-optical’ communication. Species of anti-ocularcentric discourse resist the static taxonomies of a rigid space- time in modernist vision, whereby *knowing* was no longer an imitation of the world based on similitude, but a self-contained universal science whose function was to represent forms, magnitudes, quantities, and relations of objects in a homogenous, mechanical space. Virilio pays homage to Foucault and Merleau-Ponty in this regard for shaking up the order of things in the Western eye, disturbing the primacy of perception, and questioning the ‘electronic apartheid’ of the media world (although he perhaps deliberately neglects Gilles Deleuze and Luce Irigaray when they criticize Western thought for its reverence of mimetic representations, for its rejection of phantasms, its consumption of women for *specularization*, and its framed, visual reduplication of male-dominated ideas).


The reader of _Polar Inertia_, then, is led to believe that the shift toward sightless, digital vision is a movement away from the modernist perception that emphasizes the movement of visual information in a mechanical, linear, segmented time, and toward a new perceptual revolution deriving from past and present breakthroughs in quantum theory. Virilio, however, is highly critical of the effects of the ‘lensless’, synthetic, point to point digitalization/manipulation of appearances, and the accelerated ‘photonic’ transmission of those appearances. He suggests that the effects of the new ‘active’ optics are a deepening of some of the negative aspects of Cartesian objectivism and conventional camera cinematography, particularly regarding the emergence of paradoxical forms of duration and space-time regimes.


Paul Virilio – War and Cinema: The Logistics of Perception

ce399 notes:

There exists yet another layer to the automation of the interpretation of reality through technological means that Virilio hints at though does not make explicitly clear:

News items in corporate media communications can also trigger an accompanying message in a method similar to a midi sample in computer generated music in order to ‘blanket’ a target geographic area with  spectral or psionic transmissions conveying Pentagon PSYOP deception and misinformation – this further strengthens the effect (a ‘force multiplier’) of the word-image communication broadcasts by ‘traditional’ media.

With the advent of remote brain scanning technology, a keyword read by the target individual or group in print media format, for example, can trigger silent audio (or voice-to-skull) transmissions. These transmissions can further automate anti-critical thinking programming via broadcast of  pre-recorded positive or negative corporate-military propaganda messages which, again, function as psychological operations (PSYOP)  ‘force multipliers‘  via remote, automated and space-based action agents.

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  1. Magnus Olsson said, on 01/09/2010 at 09:13

    Public awareness of the MIND CONTROL Technologies and experiments on humans and its impact on individuals and society in Sweden.

    Public awareness of the MIND CONTROL Technologies and experiments on humans and its impact on individuals and society in Sweden.

    Information and communication society is on its way directly into our brains and the ethical debate is non-existent in Sweden and must be urgently addressed in media.We are a company(MINDTECH) that works for this and have come into contact with people who are victims of these experiments. These victims have shared stories and is living in the same geographical catchment area, therefore, Solna near KI, KTH and Kista. The stories are so horrible when as laboratory HUMANS and to test the new technology in the most macabre and perverted ways.

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