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 book : the Persian Gulf war , the fall of the Berlin Wall , the Beijing massacre ,
and the “ Black Monday ” stock market crash of ' 87 . I ' m interested in singularity
of the exceptional events . So I look at four recent detonations that took place ...
Remote Sensing This is why I could watch it all on Australian television , watch
the fall of the wall that went up the year I was born , and laugh with a cynical joy .
This is the event of a lifetime - for somebody else . The Germans are making ...
This was when the Commerce Department announced the latest trade deficit
figures . These showed a small decline in America ' s trade deficit vis - à - vis the
rest of the world , but Wall Street chose to interpret it in a pessimistic spirit - the