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 processes through which popular memory records these events in everyday
life may not be the least important level at which they have effects . How do you
remember the Gulf war , or the fall of the Berlin Wall ? So much information about
Both the narrative and the authorship will appear a bit differently in the popular
memory in Beijing from the way they appear in the Western media . The tactical
use of memory in the territory is always a different thing from either the tactical ...
There is a history to the subterranean memory of those unspeakable moments ,
outside of historical time . They are a form of experiencing a connection with
history which itself has a history . As Georg Lukács remarks , at about the time ...