DICTIONARY

ARENA: MIND CONFLICT
Kartsen MEYHOFF
Denmark

BLITZKRIEG
Friedrich KITTLER
Germany

PAINE. MEMORY. A MEMORY-BOOK
Zoya YEROSHOK
Russia

WAR AND PEACE IN TERMS AND DEFINTIONS
Dmitry LOSKUTOV
Russia/Brussels

IMAGE WAR
Sotirios BAHTSETZIS
Greece

REDEMPTION OF THE HOSTAGES
Viacheslav IZMAILOV
Russia

WARS, WAVES, RULERS
Wladimir VELMINSKY
Russia/Germany

HARMONY (WAR SONG)
Yuki HIGASHINO
Japan/Frankfurt

CIVIL WAR
Valery PODOROGA
Russia

INTERPRETATIONS
Oleg NIKISHIN
Russia

INFORMATION
Dmitry ROGOZIN
Russia

ZONE INERDITE
Christoph WACHTER
Germany
Mathias JUD
Switzerland/Berlin

CLOWN (AT WAR)
Leo BASSI
Italy/Spain

CIRCLE OF WAR
Arkady BABCHENKO
Russia

CONCEPT - UNKNOWN SOLDIER
Oleg ARONSON
Russia

CORPORATION
Uzochukwu NDUKA
Nigeria

CAT-NOTATION
Joulia STRAUSS
Russia /Berlin

FACES OF TERROR
Anthony BEEVOR
UK

IMAGE OF AN ENEMY
Ljubov VINOGRADOVA
Russia

UN: CONDITIONS FOR PEACE
Vladimir PETROVSKY
Russia

REFUSAL
Roman SCHMIDT
Germany

HEROISM
Boris LEONOV
Russia

ANCESTORS
Nikolay PLUZHNIKOV
Russia

SERGEANT KOSOV: PEACEMAKER
German VINOGRADOV
Russia

RADICAL SIMPLIFICATION
Andrey TKACHENKO
Russia

SNIPER
Jakob BOESKOV
Denmark/NY

STRATEGIC CONFLICT PREVENTION
Anton IVANOV
Russia

LEVEL OF DISPERSION. ASHES
Ilya PLEKHANOV
Russia

FINANCIAL WAR (EX-VASION)
Sigudrur INGOLFSSON
Iceland

PRIVATE WAR
Obrad SAVIC
Serbia/UK

SHALAMOV:WAR/CAMP
Mikhail RYKLIN
Russia

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BLITZKRIEG

Friedrich Kittler

Concept: Blitzkrieg as a technical perfection and a direct opposition to the lengthy war (that gradually changes hatred between the warring nations into love) and as a proto-version of the modern Internet space.

 

Blitzkrieg – literally “flash-like” war. The term that is rarely used correctly. This was successful  only twice. First time it was performed in September 1939 in Poland. Second time – in  May 1940 in France. The idea to execute Blitzkrieg in Russia proved catastrophic for Germany. Russia with its enormous space managed to insist on a much longer warfare and to introduce a new set of rules to it. The opposite to war is not peace but love. It is by his address to people – as “brothers and sisters” (a priest’s ritual address to the congregation) Joseph Stalin called them to Holy War, the war for the Motherland against the enemy. In such wars Love fights Love, one Motherland fights the other. German Motherland was too far away, their “love” for the new territory was much lesser than that of its inhabitants. Blitzkrieg is an opposite to all that. It is perfection of technology and new-military thinking. It is a network of information and techniques that is spread over a limited and yet vital space of action. They usually say that Blitzkrieg’s success in France lies in Tanks and good European roads. Which is not completely true, for the Germans did not have more tanks than the French. Those generals that created Blitzkrieg used something else – radio connection. The French were also in possession of this “inter-com” yet they preferred telephone and telegraph to send orders. Their generals were far away and commanded without actually seeing the field of action.  While Germans had a radio-set on each and every tank with its own frequency, so that every tank would be commanded individually (this technology being introduced as far back as 1934 became a foundation of private radio-set system in Germany). Thus those few tank-generals, who were all the time present at the battle-field and operated the action, created a kind of on-line net-system, an early version of Internet, “the only form of immortality given to us today”. Blitzkrieg and Internet are direct relatives.