McKenzie Wark

McKenzie Wark’s writing is “original and provocative … wide ranging, quirky and dextrous”, according to the Times Literary Supplement. The New Statesman described him as “A cross between Jean Baudrillard and John Pilger.” Choice declares that his “ability to provide insights into a world where unbounded information is circling the earth at the speed of light is startling.” He is the author of three previous books: Virtual Geography (Indiana University Press); The Virtual Republic (Allen & Unwin) and Celebrities, Culture and Cyberspace (Pluto Press). He teaches media and cultural studies at the New School University. For 9 years he was a columnist for The Australian newspaper, which made him a ‘lapsed Marxist in the pay of Rupert Murdoch’. His writings have also appeared in American Book Review, Bookforum, Jacket, The Literary Review, New Statesman, New Internationalist, Salt and a wide range of other publications. He lives at about 40.7 degrees North and 073.9 degrees West, aka Williamsburg, New York City.