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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Marx ' s interest in the abstract social relations of capital is intimately connected to
his experience of the new abstract geography that the perpetuum mobile of
capital describes across the landscape . 33 “ The circulation of money began at
He discussed the movement of capital as second nature over the space of the
globe , and the central role of money , originally in the form of gold , in that
process . Gold was the means for " drawing the dimensions of exchange over the
Both the fulfilment and the supersession of the analysis of the abstract relations of
capital can be traced in present events . Grundrisse still functions as a narrative
which anchors critical thought in the historical conditions of its existence .