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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Michel de Certeau speaks of the walker in the city of New York , actualizing the
spatial possibilities embedded in the granite - hard grid of the city . In this way ,
the walker “ makes them exist as well as emerge . But he also moves them about
Gilles Deleuze , Bergsonism ( New York : Zone Books , 1988 ) . Deleuze ' s
thinking takes the form of a reading of the first chapter of Henri Bergson , Matter
and Memory ( New York : Zone Books , 1991 ) . See also the two volumes on
Most of the information on the site of the Achtek comes from Alan Balfour , Berlin :
The Politics of Order 1737 – 1989 ( New York : Rizzoli , 1990 ) . 5 . Paul Virilio ,
Pure War , Semiotext ( e ) Foreign Agents Series ( New York , 1983 ) , pp . 44 45 .