Virtual Geography

9780253208941: Paperback
Release Date: 22nd November 1994

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 272

Series Arts and Politics of the Everyday

Indiana University Press

Virtual Geography

Living with Global Media Events

Paperback / £17.99

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.


Site #1
Victory Arch, Baghdad: terminal sights...terminal sites
1. vector
2. event

Site #2
The Berlin Wall: from roots to aerials
3. wall
4. site

Tiananmen Square, Beijing: seeds of fire
5. intersection
6. lines

7. noise
8. crash!


McKENZIE WARK lectures in the Masters program in International Communications at Macquarie University. He co-edited flesh and Leftwright, and his essays on communication and culture have appeared in Cultural Studies, New Formations, New Statesman, Arena, Art & Text and Impulse. He is a columnist on cultural studies and higher education for The Australian newspaper and a regular broadcaster on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio National.