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Description - The Machine in Me by Gary Lee Downey

In his remarkable ethnography of computer engineers, Gary Downey investigates the interface between the human body and the machine. Drawing on interviews, observations and personal interaction with engineers, Downey documents the everyday power of technologys dominant image in our society. Downey argues that we need to appreciate how deeply connected we are to The Machine, and that it would be hugely beneficial if we could understand ourselves and machines as partially configured of the other - we as part machines, machines as part humans. In this way, we can begin to see both the power and the limitations of technology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415920216
ISBN-10: 0415920213
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gary Lee Downey

Gary Lee Downey is Director of the Center for Science and Technology Studies at Virginia Tech.

Books By Gary Lee Downey

Machine in Me by Gary Lee Downey
Paperback, August 1998