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 turned out , conveniently enough , that he spoke excellent English . His head
and shoulders appeared on the screen with the wall in the background , and the
caption underneath said simply : " Berlin . ” On closer inspection , it turned out
In geographical space there was a wall , no doubt about it , a physical constraint
on movement . But , as Timothy Garton Ash remarks , in the psychogeography of
East Germany , on the specular map of places and spaces , “ the Wall was not ...
42 Watching it all on television , two architectural images seemed to predominate
: the Brandenburg Gate with cheering people atop it , and the extra hole in the
wall at Potsdamer Platz with crowds pouring through . Television charged these ...