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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In the place of a content analysis or a semiotic interpretation , I look at
relationality itself.74 The object of analysis has an uncanny habit of outwitting the
subject , as Baudrillard has argued in his infamous essays . Vectoral writing
contends that ...
... the gods used to look upon us and we had a perception that they watched us ;
now we look at the world and we understand the world as that which we can see .
Perhaps the postmodern tends back toward that original , pagan perception .
To a great extent , investing in productive activity of any kind looks less attractive .
... Things look bad for manufacturers , dependent for so long on the Fordist mode
of regulation , which kept a predictable cycle of consumption , production , and ...