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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The challenge that living up to the legacy of this tradition poses is to create a
postmodern style of writing about postmodern culture , without thereby producing
just another reified knowledge , lacking all organic connection to the emergent ...
6 Nowhere is this more true than when it comes to confronting the financial world
. Confront it we must , however . For in that realm the intimate connection
between capital and the vector is a self - evident and everyday reality . The
Credit is built on an assumption of a continuity of time into the future , but it also
creates a connection between past and future time , by commanding labors to
come into being which can realize their value only at a future time , and thus ...