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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Given that its identity had hardened on a false and dangerous image of the other
, this complete loss of identity was no loss at all , it was a whole new project . A
project now possible in the whole territory of Europe . 54 The triumph of ...
Meanwhile the image of their strange encounter now stands as a metonym for the
whole affair . I cannot watch this videotape routine anymore without focusing ,
even more metonymically , on the shopping bag the man holds in his hand .
It requires ever greater movement in pursuit of stability and security for individual
assets and values , but thereby risks the crash of the whole system at ever
greater levels of immaterial value . “ It was internationalization , not