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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Curiously , they occupied the offices of the SDP newspaper Vorwärts rather than
the telephone exchange or the telegraph office . Outflanked in the streets ,
Friedrich Ebert and the social democratic “ government ” reached a modus
vivendi with ...
22 This representation will develop after the war and the failure of the Spartacist
uprising in two different directions : Eastern , revolutionary communism and
Western , reformist social democracy of the kind typified not just by the banal ...
Social democracy partitioned social reality into discrete objects which it met with
piecemeal solutions - Ebert ' s filing cabinet mentality at work ! For Tafuri ... Social
democratic Berlin could not in the end contain the dynamic powers of capital .