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 SDP used this vector field to report scandals and intrigues , creating a space
for the play of media events and providing the narrative line for interpreting them
simultaneously . As such , the SDP was able to constitute what Oskar Negt and ...
There is every possibility that development of the vector field of third nature will
not stop there . Alexander Kluge , the Clausewitz of critical German media ,
became a “ proprietor of time ” as he describes it , on a satellite channel called
SAT 1 .
Far from being a perversion or a decline of the media , this drift is in fact the slow
emergence of a more abstract , fluid culture of the vector field in all its purity . In its
wildest imagination , the vector field imagines itself connecting every point to ...