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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19 Thus the projection of American forces in the Gulf becomes a model for the
post - cold war style for the “ spin control ” of events themselves . After a brief
period of confusion and bet - hedging , the networks trooped into the fray with a ...
The territory of the battle is not a pure vector field , it imposes constraints , it
brakes the colliding forces . Chance and confusion exact their toll . Mud and sand
slow the forces down . Communication breaks down amid the fear , the noise ,
Some of the gathering forces try at least to practice what Liu , ever the
provocateur , has demanded . 46 Chen Ziming , Wang Juntao , and other
intellectuals from the independent SERI group throw themselves into organizing "