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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British Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd called it the " most sickening thing I have
seen for some time . ” Rupert Murdoch's English tabloid press dubbed Saddam
Hussein the “ Butcher of Baghdad . ” The American State Department called this ...
Boredom and Apocalypse The '29 debacle was called a " crash , ” memorialized
in Galbraith's great work , The Great Crash 1929. ? On the other hand , the
professional stockbrokers who were called upon to moonlight as amateur vector
Its new owners called the opening - night party “ Small Change . ” Guests danced
and drank on a floor littered with fake money - real fake money this time ! The
trading floor became a dance floor , and the former trading stations served drinks