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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Martial law has been declared , yet the demonstrations in the heart of Beijing
continue . This is more than a demonstration by workers and students , it is a
carnival . For a few intense , electric seconds , Beijing has become the only city
on earth ...
5 May . The very next day the People ' s Daily publishes its first report of the
demonstrations in a manner calculated to appease the students . In the following
days , Zhao Ziyang continues with a conciliatory line against a background of
The fate of “ democracy ” movement demonstrations depends very much on the
power within the apparatus of the personality who acts as its sponsor - or at least
it has until now . Unicorporate regimes seem to lend themselves perfectly to the ...