Machine Sensation: Anthropomorphism and 'Natural' Interaction with Nonhumans

Machine Sensation: Anthropomorphism and 'Natural' Interaction with Nonhumans

by Tessa Leach


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Emphasising the alien qualities of anthropomorphic technologies, Machine Sensation makes a conscious effort to increase rather than decrease the tension between nonhuman and human experience. In a series of rigorously executed cases studies, including natural user interfaces, artificial intelligence as well as sex robots, Leach shows how object-oriented ontology enables one to insist upon the unhuman nature of technology while acknowledging its immense power and significance in human life. Machine Sensation meticulously engages OOO, Actor Network Theory, the philosophy of technology, cybernetics and posthumanism in innovative and gripping ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785420825
Publisher: Open Humanities Press CIC
Publication date: 06/24/2020
Series: New Metaphysics
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Tessa Leach completed her PhD in history & philosophy of technology at The University of Melbourne. Her work exists at an intersection of metaphysics, the history and philosophy of technology, science and technology studies, videogames studies, gender studies, queer STS, and animal ethology.

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