The space-time of pre-emption: an interview with Brian Massumi

John Wiley & Sons
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Architectural Design, 2010, November/December, 80 (5), pp. 32 - 37
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The philosopher BrianMassumi is known for his explorations of experience, art, media theory and politics and has recently turned his attention to understanding the impact that sustained fear has on perception in a post-9/11 world. In an interview with guest-editor CharlesRice, Massumi defines threat by distinguishing it from real danger and how it manifests itself in both civil and military spaces of pre-emptive action that are primed to the possibilities of attack.
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