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 whole thing about the media vector is that its tendency is toward implicating
the entire globe . Its historic tendency is toward making any and every point a
possible connection - everyone and everything is a potential object and / or
On the site of the Achtek , the eightsided figure at the center of what was once
Potsdamer Platz , a whole history of the vector can be read between the lines .
The event has no history . Or rather , it has no fixed beginning , no determinate
It requires ever greater movement in pursuit of stability and security for individual
assets and values , but thereby risks the crash of the whole system at ever
greater levels of immaterial value . " It was internationalization , not