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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24 No matter how many channels we can get , our main news feed comes from
few hands indeed . ... The deregulation of economic flows during the Reagan
years went hand in hand with a deregulation of information flows and attacks on ...
On the one hand , Iraq wants to appear as a leader in the third world , yet on the
other it seeks and gets Western assistance in the war against Iran . On the one
hand Iraq wants to appear as the champion of secular development in the region
In a very special sense , images are the only tools we have in this world that are
both ready - made and also ready to hand . The world of objects is vast and
complicated and beyond my control ; the world of images is vast and complicated
, but ...