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 other words , there are quite particular challenges and obligations I felt I had to
honor in writing about the global from a very particular site and out of a very
particular culture within the matrix of an emergent virtual geography . Sydney ...
17 The mass in this sense is a vector , a particular mode of dispersal in a
particular space — the movement of massed bodies in the street , or the street
brought to a halt . The revolutionary barricade is also a tactic in the war of the
vector , and ...
64 And so it is , but nonidentity creeps into it , not merely at the margin , but
fundamentally between its appearance in everyday life as price and its social
being for no one in particular as value . The regulationist writers such as Alain
Lipietz try ...