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 immediate thing is to account for the instant global circulation of that image of
Saddam Hussein stroking Stuart ... Things that happen to them happen to typical
representatives , who may be called upon to give " typical ” opinions in the ...
Modes of discourse which still want to “ grasp " the facts or get “ to the bottom ” of
" things ” have a hard time with objects endowed with electric mobility . Hence the
need for an analysis which does not “ look ” at “ things , ” either factually or ...
shopping bag carries things from one place to another . The man with the
shopping bag carries we know not what from one place to another . An image
carries things from one place to another . An image is a displacement , literally a