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 future is programmed in advance from a limited repertoire of possible
presents . ... Both are actions which present no tangible result to the actor . ...
They are actions which emanate from the body , but do not present the actor with
5. intersection A Thrall of Political Furies Dateline : Tiananmen Square , Beijing ,
20 May 1989. Things are at present Martial law has been declared , yet the
demonstrations in the heart of Beijing continue . This is more than a
demonstration by ...
The mass media present events in each of these fields only after being
disinformed by the narrative of modernization , as understood for each of these
four domains . The negative ideal principles disinform by excluding from the
public sphere ...