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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West Germany ' s liberal asylum laws presupposed a parceled Europe . With the
vectors of travel opening to the East , a soul - searching debate on immigration
law ensued . WE ARE ALL FOREIGNERS read one sticker , plastered
Stefan Heym , an East German novelist , published for the most part in the West ,
summed up this massed wall - jump thus : “ Never before in the history of
mankind has a state been plunged into crisis in such a ridiculous fashion .
But , as Timothy Garton Ash remarks , in the psychogeography of East Germany ,
on the specular map of places and spaces , “ the Wall was not round the
periphery of East Germany , it was at its very centre . And it ran through every