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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Cold comfort for the Easterners : the terms of currency unification favored
Western carpetbagging of Eastern assets , and destroyed the export markets
even of viable Eastern firms . West German firms move into the Eastern market ,
As the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek puts it , “ Democracy , which in the
West shows increasing signs of decay and crisis , lost in bureaucratic routine and
publicity - style election campaigns , is being rediscovered in Eastern Europe in
It does not recognize the lines drawn in the social sphere by any metanarratives
– Eastern or Western . Democracy , freedom , and law have nevertheless failed to
provide the same things that the Eastern states have failed to provide : a ...