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 October stock market crash gave us lay people a new appreciation of what
has been going on in the money business . ... In the thirty - seven revolutions of
the global chronometer between 16 October and 21 November , the markets
If the interest rates are high , the money is to be made short - term in the money
markets and long - term on bonds . So the crash would result in a busy time for
the MoCoys . Stock markets always live in the shadow of the big central banks
The former occurs when the map of market information comes to cover the
territory , the latter when it supplants the territory and subordinates it to the map .
The stock market and the futures market take the form of a classic open outcry