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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3 . wall The fall of every figure with totalitarian power reveals the illusory
community which approved him unanimously , and which had been nothing more
than an agglomeration of solitudes without illusions . - Guy Debord Vision Mix
NBC news interviewed the mayor of West Berlin . It turned out , conveniently
enough , that he spoke excellent English . His head and shoulders appeared on
the screen with the wall in the background , and the caption underneath said
10 So much for the euphoric slogan , which seized hold when the wall came
down , WE ARE ONE PEOPLE ! What Willy Brandt referred to as the overcoming
of the parcelling of our continent " also means a massive influx of refugees .