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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It now forms an image in circulation on the much vaster and more nebulous
terrain of third nature . This third nature finds its most historically effective form in
television , at least at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall . In postwar West
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 ...
The rupture between the space of production / consumption and the enchanted
world , between second and third nature , has a temporal dimension . It is the
forcing open of the gap between two temporalities . The valuations made within