is distinguished from postmodernism because the latter did not reckon major changes in contemporary society.
The use of the notion of postmodernism to reflect on contemporary art and culture seems to be loosing importance in general scholarship and new notions like Hypermodernism
(Lipovetsky, 2005), Digimodernism (Kirby, 2009) and Metamodernism (Vermeulen & van den Akker, 2010) have been suggested to discuss the 21st Century aesthetic production.
Lipovetsky (2005) speaks about hypermodernism
, whose cultural practices and social relations are linked to hyperconsumerism.
Skjoldager and Nielsen have compiled a remarkable biography about Aron Nimzowitsch, a chess legend who was first taught by his father at the age of eight and later founded the Hypermodernism
school of chess.
Elsewhere I argue that modernism was distinguished by its adoration of science and technology (Kohn 2009b), postmodernism by its disillusion with science and invention, and hypermodernism
by its outright fear of science and technology.
Paul Virilio, Open Sky, London, Verso, 1997; John Armitage (ed), Paul Virilio: From Modernism to Hypermodernism
and Beyond, London, Sage, 2000; Steve Redhead, Paul Virilio: Theorist for an Accelerated Culture, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2004.
I would call his position postmodern, except that that term has been preempted to describe the hypermodernism
, or late modernism in decay, that shares with Solzhenitsyn's position only a sense that the Enlightenment project is nearing exhaustion.
In contrast to this hypermodernism
, most authentic conservative thought assumes a more genuinely critical stance toward the modern project.
In the midst of our hypermodernism
, let us remember the oldnew call of the Almighty after the flood to a global covenant of human responsibility and hope.
From modernism to hypermodernism
and beyond', in Virilio Live: Selected Interviews, edited by John Armitage, London, Sage 2001, p.
1999 'From modernism to hypermodernism
and beyond: An interview with Paul Virilio'.
The latter, as "antifoundationalism, the assertion of the groundlessness of human existence, is really hypermodernism
, or the exaggeration to the point of caricature of the modern impulse to self-creation.