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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to the East and the West , and regard in each case the specific form of its relation
to the specular image of the other . To the West side of the divide , one might ask :
What was the object of fascination in these images of the East ? How does the ...
The unreal image of the West exposes the unreality of the image of the East . Not
exactly a classical recipe for enlightenment , but something considerably more
interesting than the narcissistic selfaffirmation that the collapse of the Eastern ...
57 The collapse of the mirror - image other that held together those Siamese
twins , East and West , might finally help put on the agenda another kind of
mapping . A mapping of the very real flows of information and the subjectivities