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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Hamid Mowlana , a leading authority on development and communication ,
points out that the Gulf region has a long history of integration into the
international media vector . At the turn of the century , Lord Curzon described
British interests in ...
39 Habermas sees this model of a rational communication as the implicit ground
which makes the rather less perfect communication in actual situations take place
. But was this the case here ? Was this communication at all ? Were it ...
This unicorporate communication order strives to be transparent at the top of the
hierarchy , and opaque at the bottom . Information passes up through the layers
of bureaucratic baffling , and orders down . Those at the bottom cannot see or ...