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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Virtual Geography is a book oriented toward the future : the future of culture
under the impact of globalization ; the future of cultural studies as a practice
under the impact of emergent cultural forms . I am trying to think about history , in
a media ...
Credit is built on an assumption of a continuity of time into the future , but it also
creates a connection between past and future time , by commanding labors to
come into being which can realize their value only at a future time , and thus ...
These future valuations will , more or less , come to pass if the future indeed turns
out , more or less , as a continuum from the past . But if a significant standing
reserve turns out not to yield the value expected , then the intertemporal chain ...