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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This is why the critical reaction to the Gulf war , while admirable in many ways ,
strikes a strange note . Out on the fringes of the empire , the little media interzone
I call an apartment served as the touchdown strip for not one but two waves of ...
In the information war , critical theory makes as much use of American vectoral
power as its enemies . The massive presence in the media flow of American
stories , images , faces , voices , is sometimes all that stabilizes the flow of
meaning in ...
In the Gulf war , the object caught both journalism and critical analysis off guard
because it was never where it was supposed to be . Modes of ... Hence the need
for an analysis which does not " look " at " things , ” either factually or critically .