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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-Guy Debord Vision Mix Dateline : East Berlin , 12 November 1989. East German
workers tear down a section of the Berlin Wall with heavy cranes , opening a
crack in the wall at the center of old Berlin , the Potsdamer Platz . Thousands of
4. site The Archaeology of Knowledge Dateline : Berlin , 30 January 1993.
Thousands of candle - carrying protesters march through Berlin for the
Lichterketten . It is a controversial event , although it does have the support of
some artists and ...
In what follows , I want to make the gates of old Berlin open up to some of these
stories , to some of the events shaped there by the conjuncture of vectors . To
return to the octagon , scorched into the earth at Potsdamer Platz . The Achtek