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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No traditional society left on earth seems able to keep the prying eyes of
anthropologists out forever . No infamous slum seems able to keep the
sociologists at bay for long . No subculture is too obscure and fleeting not to
attract the attention of ...
Yet the market seems sometimes beyond even the corporate subjects who
occupy its surface . Most pundits agreed that computerized trading was a
subsidiary cause of the October crash . Around 20 percent of the trading on Black
The faith in the rational powers of homo economicus and its chosen habitat , the
market , seems to become more strident , more fundamentalist , the more clearly
the power of the vector seems to overdetermine the space and autonomy of the ...