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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Stefan Heym , an East German novelist , published for the most part in the West ,
summed up this massed wall - jump thus : “ Never before in the history of
mankind has a state been plunged into crisis in such a ridiculous fashion .
One way of understanding the political struggles of the so - called young German
film and new German cinema is as a struggle for third nature . The history films ,
and in particular the broadcast of critical films on television , were a struggle over
The East German government lifted restrictions on travel to the West today .
Within hours , tens of thousands of East Germans had swarmed across the Berlin
Wall , experiencing that tiny piece of the West in the East known as West Berlin .