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Author Downey, Gary Lee.

Title The machine in me : an anthropologist sits among computer engineers / Gary Lee Downey
Published New York ; London : Routledge, 1998


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Description xiii,288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Images Count. The Doctrine of Competitiveness. The Cultural Boundary between Humans and Machines. CAD/CAM and Competitiveness. Intervening through Technology Studies. Another Try -- 2. We Put You in Control: The Trade Show. Congruence. It's All in the Machine. Where Control Doesn't Fit -- 3. Does Productivity Fit? Tar Baby. Productivity as Burden and Strategy. Living with the Machine. Boxed in by Productivity. Return of the Dominant Image -- 4. Seducing Money. Quick Bucks. 1983: A Glorious Future. 1987: From System to Commodities. 1990: Living for the Quarterly Report -- 5. Adapting a Nation around Automation. Hybrid Humans. Tweaking Boundaries. Negotiating Inside the Code. Resistance from Industry -- 6. Beyond Control and Submission. Who Is the Slave? Was This Iteration? Authorized Personnel. Passions Inside. Configurations of Agency. Mapping Positions -- 7. Locating Me Inside It: Coding. First Transcriptions. Putting Objects into the Machine. Engines of Analysis
8. Locating It Inside Me: Confusion. "I Want Control" "I Just Want a Tool" Systematic Confusion -- 9. The Making of Experts. Birth History. Becoming Hardware and Software. Ownership. Experts in Science? More Than One Dimension -- 10. On the Replacement of Humans with Machines: A Different Humanism. What Might Have Emerged in Industry? What Might Have Emerged in Education? What Might Have Emerged in Research?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject CAD/CAM systems.
Human-machine systems.
LC no. 97045228
ISBN 0415920213 (cased)
0415920221 (paperback)