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 future is programmed in advance from a limited repertoire of possible
presents . ... They are actions which present an outcome purely as an index , a
sign . They are actions which emanate from the body , but do not present the ...
Things are at present tense . Martial law has been declared , yet the
demonstrations in the heart of Beijing continue . This is more than a
demonstration by workers and students , it is a carnival . For a few intense ,
electric seconds , Beijing has ...
Even if the present is desperately dark , I do not wish to leave it . Will the future be
free from darkness ? We ' ll talk about that tomorrow . Meanwhile , let us busy
ourselves with transforming today . ” Forget 1968 " It is an embarrassment , ” says