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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Just as Gilles Deleuze thinks there is a breakdown in classic cinema in the
relation between action and events , a similar problem appears in the news
media . 22 It gets harder and harder to portray events as the outcome of the
actions of ...
Another problem with ethnographies of territory is that they like to think that they
are the only form of mapping that is taking place . They forget that within the
territory there is a connection to spaces of mapping already , in the way people
S4 Serres sees this problem of noise , the third party , as more significant than the
problem of the other , who appears in communication as the second party . The
other allows a subject to form in relation to it , it allows an identity which can say ...