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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Like the mythical Ozymandias in Shelley ' s poem , the tyrant says with his
monuments , “ Look at my works , ye Mighty , and despair . ” Iraqi television
broadcast the big parade , and in a sense it played to at least four separate
20 The only way to describe Beijing for someone who has never seen it is to say
that it looks like Brasilia , Washington , or Canberra - not as they appear now , but
as they will look in a thousand years ' time . The central axis of Beijing passes ...
To a great extent , investing in productive activity of any kind looks less attractive .
... Things look bad for manufacturers , dependent for so long on the Fordist mode
of regulation , which kept a predictable cycle of consumption , production , and ...