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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From these places we acquire a geography of experience . We live every day
also in another terrain , equally familiar : the terrain created by the television , the
telephone , the telecommunications networks crisscrossing the globe .
that time , so that we might teach each other about that world of experiences ,
beyond the archive and the classroom . ... I do not want to abstract weird global
media events too far out of the time of lived experience in everyday life in which
Perhaps there are other experiences of the relation between intimate experience
and the public sphere , buried out there in popular culture . Perhaps it is only
intellectuals who feel so estranged from the flow of information in mass - media ...