The Machine in Me: An Anthropologist Sits Among Computer Engineers

The Machine in Me: An Anthropologist Sits Among Computer Engineers

by Gary Lee Downey, Lee Downey Gary
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415920213

ISBN-13: 9780415920216

Pub. Date: 07/07/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Gary Lee Downey investigates the body/machine interface in his remarkable ethnography of computer engineers. Drawing on interviews, observations and personal interaction with engineers, he documents the everyday power of technology's dominant image in our society, a

force widely regarded as monolithically progressive.

The Machine in Me will lead the

Overview

Gary Lee Downey investigates the body/machine interface in his remarkable ethnography of computer engineers. Drawing on interviews, observations and personal interaction with engineers, he documents the everyday power of technology's dominant image in our society, a

force widely regarded as monolithically progressive.

The Machine in Me will lead the reader to understand how deeply connected we are to The Machine and how beneficial it would be for us to really understand ourselves and machines as partially configured of the other--we

as part machine, machines as part human. In this way, we can begin to see both the power and limitations of technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415920216
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/07/1998
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

1 Images Count

2 We Put You in Control: The Trade Show

3 Does Productivity Fit?

4 Seducing Money

5 Adapting a Nation around Automation

6 Beyond Control and Submission

7 Locating Me Inside It: Coding

8 Locating It

Inside Me: Confusion

9 The Making of Experts

10 On the Replacement of Humans with Machines: A Different Humanism

Notes

References

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