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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... to say that the problem for all of the media was that while the props and the
costumes in these events looked like predictable repetitions from previous
irruptions , the actors didn't play true to type and refused to play to prewritten
Play it all play it all play it all back . For all to see . In Times Square . In Piccadilly .
- William Burroughs As I write this , there are some nervous officials in Beijing ,
China , and my home town of Sydney , Australia , waiting for what to them is a ...
Unable to play the voice of the one supposed to know , the news resorted to
superlative and apocalypse : The biggest disaster in its class since 1929. Does it
mean the end of civilization as we know it ? Stay tuned . ... The Economic
Sublime It ...