Copyright © 2004-2007 Isabel Pedersen
Closely following Virilio’s The Information Bomb, Crepuscular Dawn also argues that war generates media. In the Introduction, Lotringer recounts some of Virilio’s life experiences with war and concludes:
Like any traumatic event, war remains at the center of his preoccupations, he has been looking for it everywhere with anticipation, with dread, with excitement. Only war can match war with intensity. However much you hate it, it becomes the means by which you connect creatively to the world. (9)
Much of Crepuscular Dawn is an interview between Virilio and Lotringer. Much of it is also autobiographical because Virilio recounts his life as a child, a student, and an architect spawning new ways to inhabit spaces with ideas like the “Oblique Function” (28-30).
Virilio and Lotringer are preoccupied with