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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This includes both political developments and news about international “
economic diplomacy . ” As much as they may resent it , markets and market
players still operate in an environment where state institutions make many of the
rules and ...
The economic real is something terrible and sublime , vast and godless . The
enchanted world of economic calculation and storytelling exists precisely
because that which it calculates and narrates is too infinite in extent and
complexity to be ...
has become ever more universal , this automatically means that the workings of
the economy itself are becoming more transparent and ... It is something more
than a mere representation of it ; it is something less than the economic real itself