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 Office of War Information , set up as one of a plethora of narrative
management units presiding over the expanding vectors of Roosevelt's
interventionist state , is just one example of the administration of the vector
necessitated by ...
Disinformation is the narrative artifice which is the necessary medium of
perception , the abstraction into another world which makes communication
along a vector possible . Disinformation is what opens the door to the
communication of ...
Within the narrative economy of the spectacle , the utopian desire for a happy
ending , transplanted back to reality , can never be eradicated , as Ernst Bloch
knew . On the other hand , capital comes to experience its separation from itself
in the ...