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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An expression Paul Virilio attributes to Weber sums up the tragedy of Luxemburg
and Leibknecht : “ They called to the streets , and the streets killed them . ” Virilio
goes on to add , “ The masses are not a population , a society , but the multitude ...
Wall Street Journal , 20 October 1987 ; Financial Times , 20 October 1987 . 2.
Mihir Bose , The Crash ( London : Bloomsbury , 1988 ) , p . 29. Percentage fall
figures are from Bose , p . 93 . 3. Cf. Robert Sobel , Panic on Wall Street ( New
Panel Cites Roles of Market Makers and Institutions in Crash , ” Wall Street
Journal , 11 January 1988 . 22. Hyman Minsky , Stabilizing an Unstable Economy
( New Haven : Yale University Press , 1986 ) . 23. Adorno , Minima Moralia , p .