Uncanny Valley

Written By Anna Wiener
Uncanny Valley
  • Publsiher : MCD
  • Release : 14 January 2020
  • ISBN : 0374719764
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 10 reviews
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Download or read book entitled Uncanny Valley by author: Anna Wiener which was release on 14 January 2020 and published by MCD with total page 288 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF 2020. Named one of the Best Books of 2020 by The Washington Post, NPR, the Los Angeles Times, ELLE, Esquire, Parade, Teen Vogue, The Times (UK), Fortune, Glamour, Town & Country, Apartment Therapy, Good Housekeeping, Electric Literature, Self, The Week (UK) and BookPage. One of Amazon's Best 100 Books of 2020. A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and a January 2020 IndieNext Pick. "A definitive document of a world in transition: I won't be alone in returning to it for clarity and consolation for many years to come." --Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion The prescient, page-turning account of a journey in Silicon Valley: a defining memoir of our digital age In her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wiener—stuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial--left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy. She moved from New York to San Francisco, where she landed at a big-data startup in the heart of the Silicon Valley bubble: a world of surreal extravagance, dubious success, and fresh-faced entrepreneurs hell-bent on domination, glory, and, of course, progress. Anna arrived amidst a massive cultural shift, as the tech industry rapidly transformed into a locus of wealth and power rivaling Wall Street. But amid the company ski vacations and in-office speakeasies, boyish camaraderie and ride-or-die corporate fealty, a new Silicon Valley began to emerge: one in far over its head, one that enriched itself at the expense of the idyllic future it claimed to be building. Part coming-of-age-story, part portrait of an already-bygone era, Anna Wiener’s memoir is a rare first-person glimpse into high-flying, reckless startup culture at a time of unchecked ambition, unregulated surveillance, wild fortune, and accelerating political power. With wit, candor, and heart, Anna deftly charts the tech industry’s shift from self-appointed world savior to democracy-endangering liability, alongside a personal narrative of aspiration, ambivalence, and disillusionment. Unsparing and incisive, Uncanny Valley is a cautionary tale, and a revelatory interrogation of a world reckoning with consequences its unwitting designers are only beginning to understand.

Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley
  • Author : Anna Wiener
  • Publisher : MCD
  • Release Date : 2020-01-14
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0374719764
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Summary : A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF 2020. Named one of the Best Books of 2020 by The Washington Post, NPR, the Los Angeles Times, ELLE, Esquire, Parade, Teen Vogue, The Times (UK), Fortune, Glamour, Town & Country, Apartment Therapy, Good Housekeeping, Electric Literature, Self, The ...

Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley
  • Author : Thomas Gibbons
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2015-01-01
  • Total pages : 56
  • ISBN : 0374719764
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Summary : THE STORY: Drawing on current research in artificial intelligence and robotics, UNCANNY VALLEY charts the relationship between Claire, a neuroscientist, and Julian, a nonbiological human. As Julian is “born” a few body parts at a time over the course of the play, Claire teaches him how to be as human ...

The Uncanny Valley Hypothesis and beyond

The Uncanny Valley Hypothesis and beyond
  • Author : Marcus Cheetham
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2018-03-19
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0374719764
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Summary : A field of theory and research is evolving around the question highlighted in the Uncanny Valley Hypothesis: How does high realism in anthropomorphic design influence human experience and behaviour? The Uncanny Valley Hypothesis posits that a very humanlike character or object (e.g., robot, prosthetic limb, doll) can evoke a ...

Uncanny Valley A Memoir

Uncanny Valley  A Memoir
  • Author : Anna Wiener
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2020-01-14
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0374719764
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Summary : ‘Joan Didion at a startup’ Rebecca Solnit ‘Impossibly pleasurable’ Jia Tolentino ‘This is essential reading’ Stylist...

Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley
  • Author : S. Mickey Lin
  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
  • Release Date : 2016-10-15
  • Total pages : 161
  • ISBN : 0374719764
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Summary : Questions of identity and humanity galvanise the 12 stories in this provocative and eclectic collection by S. Mickey Lin, an original new voice in speculative fiction. The title story ‘Uncanny Valley’ reveals a glimpse of a futuristic Singapore where the Minister of Speculative Technology investigates virtual reality while the Ministry of ...

Beyond the Uncanny Valley

Beyond the Uncanny Valley
  • Author : Claudia Schmuckli,Janna Keegan,Yuk Hui
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0374719764
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Summary : An investigation of the cultural and academic discourse around new technology through a lens of artistic practice In 1970 Japanese engineer Masahiro Mori introduced the concept of the "uncanny valley" as a terrain of existential uncertainty that humans experience when confronted with autonomous machines that mimic their physical and mental properties. ...

Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley
  • Author : Greg Egan
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2017-08-09
  • Total pages : 32
  • ISBN : 0374719764
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Summary : Immortality, but at what price, in what form, and how could you be you? In the near future it’s possible to build a new you, a better you, one that could carry on forever. But if you could carry on, if you could make choices about who you would ...

Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley
  • Author : Jon Woodward
  • Publisher : Cleveland State Univ Poetry Center
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 65
  • ISBN : 0374719764
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Summary : "Winner of the 2011 Cleveland State University Poetry Center Open Competition."...

Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley
  • Author : Lawrence Weschler
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release Date : 2011-10-01
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0374719764
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Summary : Shuttling between cultural comedies and political tragedies, Lawrence Weschler's articles have throughout his long career intrigued readers with his unique insight into everything he examines, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Uncanny Valley continues the page–turning conversation as Weschler collects the best of his narrative nonfiction from the past ...

The Uncanny Valley in Games and Animation

The Uncanny Valley in Games and Animation
  • Author : Angela Tinwell
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-10
  • Total pages : 236
  • ISBN : 0374719764
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Summary : Advances in technology have enabled animators and video game designers to design increasingly realistic, human-like characters in animation and games. Although it was intended that this increased realism would allow viewers to appreciate the emotional state of characters, research has shown that audiences often have a negative reaction as the ...

Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley
  • Author : Jasia Reichardt
  • Publisher : Cornerhouse Distribution Clients
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 29
  • ISBN : 0374719764
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Summary : Published to accompany an exhibition of the artist's work at the Walker Gallery, Liverpool, May 27th - August 22nd, 2004, this volume showcases the idiosyncratic mechanical sculpture of Tim Lewis....

The Science of Why Volume 5

The Science of Why  Volume 5
  • Author : Jay Ingram
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-11-10
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0374719764
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Summary : Chock-full of peculiar puzzles, mind-bending mythbusters, and quirky questions, the fifth pop science book in the bestselling Science of Why series is perfect for anyone curious about the weird and wondrous world we live in. Have you ever wondered if octopuses are from outer space? What Mexican jumping beans are? ...

The Uncanny Valley

The Uncanny Valley
  • Author : S W Campbell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-03
  • Total pages : 302
  • ISBN : 0374719764
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Summary : Paul is an every man gone off the rails. Fearing the tightening noose of government surveillance he sets out with his family on a twisting psychological jaunt to break free of society's restrictions, no matter what the cost. Hero and villain. Culprit and victim. Paul is stuck in a world ...

Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley
  • Author : C. A. Gray
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2020-02-24
  • Total pages : 270
  • ISBN : 0374719764
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Summary : **Dystopian coming-of-age in a world of superintelligent A.I.** Rebecca Cordeaux only wants to live a normal life, until she discovers that her conspiracy theorist father's death may not have been an accident. With the help of her former boss Liam, a conspiracy theorist himself, Rebecca learns that the Renegades' ...

The Uncanny Valley

The Uncanny Valley
  • Author : Gregory Miller,John Randall York
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2013-12-30
  • Total pages : 140
  • ISBN : 0374719764
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Summary : The Uncanny Valley…“…is a macabre serenade to a small town that may or may not exist, peopled with alive and dead denizens who wander about the hills and houses with creepy fluidity. Told by individual inhabitants, the stories recount tales of disappearing dead deer, enchanted gardens, invisible killer dogs, ...