alexa Dromoscopy and Philosophy
ISSN: 2165-7912

Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism
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Research Article

Dromoscopy and Philosophy

Tomas Hauer*

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Zilina, Slovakia

*Corresponding Author:
Hauer T
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Faculty of Humanities, University of Zilina, Slovakia
Tel: +421 41 513 6113
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: December 26, 2016; Accepted date: January 03, 2017; Published date: January 09, 2017

Citation: Hauer T (2017) Dromoscopy and Philosophy. J Mass Communicat Journalism 7:326. doi: 10.4172/2165-7912.1000326

Copyright: © 2017 Hauer T. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Dromology originates from the Greek word dromos. Hence, dromology is the science of the ride, the journey, the drive, the way. This means that speed and riches are totally linked concepts. And that the history of the world is not only about the political economy of riches, that is, wealth, money, capital, but also about the political economy of speed. Virilio’s texts deal with the impact of speed, disaster and accident on the contemporary world. Vehicles of speed create new dromospheric chronology, new tracks and nodal points (ports, roads, airports, telecommunications etc.) through which things, goods, money, weapons, people or information will start flowing within a different structure. The result is a victory of the new logistics of perception, new dromoscopy. Indirect inner light of screens is our second sun. The text analyses Virilio’s proposition that technical apparatus came into play employing active wave optics and the speed of indirect light, which contributed to the emergence dromoscopic order of vision, which completely transformed the existing logistics of perception of reality.


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