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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One should be cautious , however , about attempts to construct scientific sense
out of either the text that passes along the ... 22 Rather than attempt to penetrate
to the kernel of the media event , I treat it here as a primitive , an ineluctable core .
Tafuri dissects the work in Berlin of Martin Wagner and other architects to show
how the attempt to consolidate a space for workers that would also contribute to
efficient and productive accumulation had to fail . Social democracy partitioned ...
Zhao Ziyang's attempts to moderate have in their views failed . Outvoted ... The
Zhao faction launch a vain attempt to get Wan Li , the head of the National
People's Congress , to recall this body , or at least its standing committee . (