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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The demonstrations in Tiananmen Square by students and workers , loosely held
together by the Western media under the banner of the “ democracy movement , ”
were a strange and quixotic series of events . Even naming the movement , if it ...
That something new is the hunger strike . The loosely organized movement now
shifts toward a more radical position . It also firms up the sense of collective
belonging of the “ loose sand ” of people who are the movement . The hunger
The fate of “ democracy ” movement demonstrations depends very much on the
power within the apparatus of the personality who acts as its sponsor - or at least
it has until now . Unicorporate regimes seem to lend themselves perfectly to the ...