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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They selectively replace the heavy walls and barriers that compartmentalized
information in days when vectors were less rapid and less effective . This cruder
narrative structure can be applied to more sudden and diverse events to produce
Living with Global Media Events McKenzie Wark, Wark. Their statements were
always a little less and a little more than “ representative " views . “ It ' s
unfathomable , ” according to a fifty - one - year - old man . “ I can ' t believe I ' m
here , ” says ...
It is something more than a mere representation of it ; it is something less than the
economic real itself . The two are , dare I say , dialectically implied in each other ,
but they are not identical . The enchanted world is thoroughly interconnected ...