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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In postwar West Germany , the struggle over the production of power had
occupied this terrain . One way of understanding the political struggles of the so -
called young German film and new German cinema is as a struggle for third
A life that does not appear as a race of champions , struggling with speed . ...
defeat of the military domination of the vector with the end of the Nazi regime left
the media vector field open to a struggle along the two axes of capitalist society .
It lacks a matrix of vectors and a process of screening their flows in which
competing narrative forms can struggle to articulate interests and demands . It
needs an arena where the hegemonic and counterhegemonic forces can
struggle to form ...