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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Tiananmen Square is a sacred space . A holy space of mythic proportions , and
to understand why it is the focus for so many demonstrations is to delve into the
many layers of monumentality that is Beijing , one of the world ' s most ancient ...
In the monumental arrangement of the Tiananmen site and the spatial
configuration of bureaucratic power , one finds the monstrous traces of the
insomnia of a certain modern form of reason . This is the ratio of the boundary ,
the partition , the ...
See David Kelly , “ Chinese Intellectuals in the 1989 Democracy Movement , ” in
George Hicks , ed . , The Broken Mirror : China after Tiananmen ( London :
Longman , 1990 ) . 49 . Han Minzhu , Cries for Democracy , p . 327 . 50 . Ibid . , p .