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 particular use values of Marx , his famous coats and yards of linen , had a
second , abstract aspect as exchange values . They had not only a law of
equivalence and exchange that made them commensurable but also a physical ...
The central function of stock exchanges - allowing prices to be established - will
become its paying business . " 21 The point here is that while not all equity -
trading business passes through the stock exchange anymore , the exchange still
Gold was the means for " drawing the dimensions of exchange over the whole
world ; for creating the true generality of exchange value in substance and in
extension . ” The movement of capital in the form of gold was an abstract flow ,