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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From this juncture , the vector of information begins to create a new terrain that
will impose itself on top of the second nature of labor and its accumulated
products . Toni Negri writes , concerning this second nature : “ Just as the
hammer which ...
One is the already mentioned tendency to move production offshore . The other is
the move to " deregulate ” areas of business previously kept off limits by state
constraints . These two movements extend the modern form of second nature ...
The space of second nature comes increasingly to depend on the space of third
nature , for it is within the vectors of the latter that territories , populations , and
resources are monitored and assessed . The more extensive and intensive this ...