Relaying Information

Courtesy of  Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games CorporationThe Commonwealth Games, one of the largest multi-sport events in the world, has added a new twist for the Melbourne 2006 event.

The Queen's Baton, the Commonwealth version of the Olympic Torch, will be outfitted with global positioning system technology and cameras, so that one can pinpoint the baton's exact location at anytime and view video footage of the relay.

Can we invoke Virilio here, and contrast the Olympic Torch as duration with the Queen's Baton as light-speed?


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