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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This world of telesthesia is organized temporally in terms of " visible , distant
visions of order , but where these are highlighted negatively by “ the fundamental
test of newsworthiness , " namely , “ disorder – deviation from any supposed
25 Rather than constitutional revolution organized by the Social Democratic Party
, or counterrevolution organized by corps of Brown Shirts , this one lacked a
social force motivating it , “ on the ground ” or " at the grass roots , ” as the usual ...
Their demonstration against the policies and practices of the regime took place
on exactly the same site as the demonstrations the regime used to organize in its
own honor , such as the giant cultural revolution - era rallies , drilled and ...