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 enters into any and every social relation , corrupts it , and makes it manufacture
more relations of abstraction . It is a form of viral relation which has a double
aspect . It turns every qualitative and particular relation into a quantitative and ...
What remains to be decided is whether there is a kind of universal form of relation
between the object of desire and the desiring subject as Žižek , in the spirit of
Jacques Lacan , would most eloquently like to persuade us . Perhaps a critique
It would be a Marxist story precisely because it involves the relationship between
price and value ; between the perceptible ... For our present purposes , we need
a story about this relation which does not reduce price to value or value to price .