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Communication, Culture and Class

September 4, 2012 | Hardcover
ISBN: 9780745653983
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The telegraph, telephone, and television, not to mention the Internet and mobile telephony, are all forms of communication that move information faster than the speed at which objects move. Both labor and capital and armies and commodities once moved at the same speed as the information organizing them. Over the last two centuries, social space has developed a strange folded quality, where physical space comes more and more to be doubled by a space of the movement of information. Telesthesia, or perception at a distance, comes increasingly to characterize how we see and hear and know the world.

How does the evolution of different communication forms affect how we can perceive and act? How can the underlying infrastructure of communication forms be detected in the events of everyday life? These are the central questions animating this book. McKenzie Wark first explores relations between metropolitan and peripheral cultures - or postcolonial relations - with close attention to the texture of events that can happen when perception is mediated. He then examines what were once called postmodern experiences, and how relations of communication create new kinds of class relations and experiences of everyday life, from 9/11 to Occupy Wall Street.

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About this Author

McKenzie Wark is Professor of Liberal Studies at the New School for Social Research, New York.

ISBN: 9780745653983
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Publisher: Polity Press, Polity Press
Published: 2012-09-04


"From Sydney to New York, the real to the virtual, the theoretical to the practical and back again, McKenzie Wark charts the vectors of a new space that is neither here nor there and yet is transforming society and the economy in unprecedented ways. By exposing what is hiding in plain sight, Telesthesia challenges us to fashion a new politics of creative disruption. This book is provocative, insightful and timely."
Mark C. Taylor, Columbia University

"Telesthesia continues McKenzie Wark's sharp observations on recent media life. Well-informed on both cultural-political theory and media practices, Wark's studies are highly recommended for students of all levels. And he writes with incredible grace."
Mark Poster, University of California, Irvine

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