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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It was not a rational process . It appears as an event that bears no relation to the
narrative model Habermas prescribes as an ideal goal for communicative action .
In the place of the utopian models of free association of direct producers - the ...
Moreover , a rational response for an individual to the overall information picture
might not be a rational response if everyone else acts the same way . Rationality
exists in the flow of time and in relation to other acts and judgments , rational or ...
Correction implies an error in an otherwise rational communication of messages .
The bull market is thus seen as a correct tendency which just overshot the mark a
bit , and had to be corrected back in the other direction . The crash precipitated ...