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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A few pages of Marx's 1844 manuscript on money and estranged labor and in the
Grundrisse on the world market ; a few ... though it may have little to do with either
the virtual , or geography , or academic Marxism as it is usually understood .
Breaking free of this imaginary game was the painful process animating Western
Marxism , making it vital and lively , from Rosa Luxemburg to Michel Foucault.52
The break with the East tore Marxism loose from its moorings in an imaginary ...
A Marxism which appears to grow out of the event itself , or rather out of what the
event reveals . ... which incited in Marx the tremendous outpourings of the
Grundrisse notebooks , perhaps all Marxism has or ought to have this organic