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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This is something that does not belong by rights to any discipline at all , least of
all to “ interdisciplinary studies , ” which still takes the traditional “ field
management ” system of knowledge for granted and contents itself with
wandering along its ...
achievements that subaltern groups have managed on very slight material
resources . Now , there is nothing so terribly wrong with a cultural studies which
takes the powerless as its subject , its object of study , and sometimes quite
literally – its ...
44 Cultural studies , if it is to have a future , has to speculate on what tendencies
these developments represent , or at least that is what I have argued . 45 One of
the most interesting developments in cultural studies in recent years has been ...