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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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
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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.