Your Computer Is on Fire

Your Computer Is on Fire

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Synopsis

This book sounds an alarm: we can no longer afford to be lulled into complacency by narratives of techno-utopianism, or even techno-neutrality. We should not be reassured by such soothing generalities as "human error," "virtual reality," or "the cloud." We need to realize that nothing is virtual: everything that "happens online," "virtually," or "autonomously" happens offline first, and often involves human beings whose labour is deliberately kept invisible. Everything is IRL. In Your Computer Is on Fire, technology scholars train a spotlight on the inequality, marginalization, and biases woven into our technological systems.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262539739
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 303.4834
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 642g
Height: 346mm
Width: 229mm
Spine width: 29mm