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 first war ever to begin on live TV , ” as one reporter gleefully put it . It
established the supremacy of CNN's style of coverage , forcing the other U.S.
networks to imitate it . President Bush , Defense Secretary Cheney , Egyptian
Chinese security police cut him off , “ live ” on air in Beijing , as Deng's troops
closed the media out of the feedback loop before going in to retake the city . TV
was implicated in the process that led to war . In competing with each other , the
A callow , shaken face appears live on CCTV's English program , for no more
than fifteen seconds : " Please will all of us remember the dark day today , June
the fourth , when many people , including a few of my own colleagues , were