Virtual Geography: Living with Global Media Events
"The author's capacity to grasp and interpret these [world media] events is astounding, and her ability to provide insights into a world where unbounded information is circling the earth with the speed of light is startling." -- Choice
"... a wide-ranging, quirky and dextrous mix of description, theory and analysis, that documents the perils of the global telecommunications network... " -- Times Literary Supplement
"... this is a stimulating, even moving, book, dense with ideas and with many quotable lines." -- The New Statesman
"Wark is one of the most original and interesting cultural critics writing today." -- Lawrence Grossberg
McKenzie Wark writes about the experience of everyday life under the impact of increasingly global media vectors. We no longer have roots, we have aerials. We no longer have origins, we have terminals.
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The same goes for the rest of the great slew of critical outpourings on the Gulf war
coming off the American presses . It was difficult , as an Australian , not to
experience the war as something that happened in America ...
In the information war , critical theory makes as much use of American vectoral
power as its enemies . The massive presence in the media flow of American
stories , images , faces , voices , is sometimes all that stabilizes the flow of
meaning in ...
Whatever the outcome of the war , the regime had this one last chance to
disseminate an image of military resistance to America as widely as possible ,
hoping to seed it in memory throughout the region and throughout the south .