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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Either the state is trying to play a waiting game , hoping the students will give up
in the face of silence and retreat , or its counsel is divided . 12 May . Word comes
that the students will get their reply tomorrow . Either the state is playing a ...
It is perhaps more appropriate to say that the problem for all of the media was that
while the props and the costumes in these events looked like predictable
repetitions from previous irruptions , the actors didn ' t play true to type and
refused to ...
Play it all play it all play it all back . For all to see . In Times Square . In Piccadilly .
- William Burroughs As I write this , there are some nervous officials in Beijing ,
China , and my home town of Sydney , Australia , waiting for what to them is a ...