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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When the stock market crashed , vector - brokers scrambled to make sense of the
debris . ... The crash devalued the “ Roaring ' 80s ” image of fast , hard , young ,
tough , single - minded professionals , simultaneously serving self - interest and ...
Before the crash the market had almost acquired the status of a utopian concept .
As Fredric Jameson says , “ In the postmodern , indeed , it is the very idea of the
market that is consumed with the most prodigious gratification ; as it were , a ...
is that if the combination of news information vectors with financial transaction
vectors simply increases the scale and scope of the events crashing through it ,
then the globalization of financial markets appears far less attractive . Hence the