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 an age when transnational media flows are running across all those academic
specialties , perhaps it is time to construct a discourse that follows the flow of
information ( and power ) across both the geographic and conceptual borders of
The almost - but - not - really ex tremely rich often make a virtue of publicity and
presence in the media . The really extremely rich do not . They are perhaps the
one group which can be visibly identifiable , yet which has the power to create ...
This would slow down the German economy , perhaps cutting the sale of
American goods to Germany and worsening the trade deficit ; perhaps
contributing to a more general slowdown in the world economy , affecting the
American economy ...