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Uncanny valley

Lawrence Weschler

Uncanny valley

adventures in the narrative

by Lawrence Weschler

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Published by Counterpoint, Distributed by Publishers Group West in Berkeley, CA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementLawrence Weschler
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3573.E775 U53 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24839210M
ISBN 109781582437576
LC Control Number2011012435

  Uncanny Valley A Memoir (Book): Wiener, Anna: "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. Uncanny Valley. Hardcover. MCD × FSG, $ On Sale Now. Amazon Barnes & Noble iBooks Indiebound Google Kobo. Essays. On Sale Now. Amazon Barnes & Noble iBooks Indiebound Google Kobo. MCD × FSG. Twitter Instagram Facebook Subscribe.

  Uncanny Valley A Memoir (Book): Wiener, Anna: "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.   Uncanny Valley A Memoir (Book): Wiener, Anna: "The story of Anna Wiener's time spent working in Silicon Valley as the tech industry went through monumental changes"-- .

Uncanny Valley is Wiener’s account of her short career in tech. When the book begins, she is a flunky in literary New York, one of the “expendable,” “nervous,” and “very broke.   In interviews about Uncanny Valley, Wiener paraphrases a CEO: "Silicon Valley is a culture focused on doing, not reflecting or thinking." Her book is .


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Uncanny Valley will speak to you as well as any book about millennial culture. Its humor is a proxy for the despair Wiener feels about tech culture’s predicament and her helplessness at doing anything about itUncanny Valley ought to be read by policymakers just as/5(52).

Uncanny Valley is a memoir about Silicon Valley, about Uncanny valley book a woman there, and about the changing tech landscape.

Anna Wiener left being an assistant in New York City publishing to work in a startup and soon ended up in Silicon Valley, working in data analytics/5. (Uncanny Valley takes place in the years leading up to the #MeToo movement; details about a sexual assault incident were withheld from the book to protect her former colleague’s anonymity.).

Uncanny Valley will speak to you as well as any book about millennial culture. Its humor is a proxy for the despair Wiener feels about tech culture’s predicament and her helplessness at doing anything about itUncanny Valley ought to be read by policymakers just as.

More life reflections from the bestselling author on themes of societal captivity and the catharsis of personal freedom. In her third book, Doyle (Love Warrior,etc.) begins with a life-changing event.“Four years ago,” she writes, “married to the.

“Uncanny Valley,” Wiener’s biting and funny memoir of her days in San Francisco’s start-up salt mines during the aughts, is a story about wanting to be one thing and becoming its : Mark Athitakis. UNCANNY VALLEY A Memoir By Anna Wiener.

At first, I didn’t understand why I was asked to review “Uncanny Valley,” Anna Wiener’s memoir about working for Bay Area start-ups in Author: Lauren Oyler. The 33 submissions from Uncanny Valley comprise the body of the book. These stories detail enough of the facts and then allow the reader to fill in the rest, basically giving each of us the opportunity to apply our own brush strokes of horror.

Some of the stories intertwine, mentioning characters who also have submissions, and each are from the /5(). Anna Wiener’s book is a reassuring reminder that, had I gone, I probably would have hated it.

Uncanny Valley is a memoir with few revelations for those who. A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and a January IndieNext Pick. An Amazon Best Book of January. Uncanny Valley is a cautionary tale, and a revelatory interrogation of a world reckoning with consequences its unwitting designers are only beginning to understand.

The uncanny valley is a heterogeneous group of phenomena. Phenomena labeled as being in the uncanny valley can be diverse, involve different sense modalities, and have multiple, possibly overlapping causes, which can range from evolved or learned circuits for early face perception to culturally-shared psychological constructs.

Chances are, you know someone who has misgivings about technology. Perhaps this person quit Facebook or downgraded from a smartphone.

In Uncanny Valley: A Memoir, these same misgivings are voiced by a former Silicon Valley foot soldier. Anna Wiener, now a writer for The New Yorker, draws on her anxiety-addled experiences working at several startups during her mids.

Uncanny Valley is a thought-provoking story that takes place in a dystopian world where robots have taken over many of the human jobs, from waitresses to medicine, the humans in the book used robots for just about everything.4/5.

In her extraordinary new book, “Uncanny Valley,” Anna Wiener recounts what made her, a year-old woman with an “affectedly analog” life in New York City, abandon her job at a literary.

Uncanny Valley will speak to you as well as any book about millennial culture. Its humor is a proxy for the despair Wiener feels about tech culture’s predicament and her helplessness at doing anything about itUncanny Valley ought to be read by policymakers just asBrand: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Interview: Anna Wiener, Author Of 'Uncanny Valley' Anna Wiener's new memoir chronicles the time she spent working in Silicon Valley tech startups. She. But without the frisson of shame, Uncanny Valley would be a completely different book, and not nearly as good.

This story isn’t about the history of the region or labor in the tech industry; it’s a self-conscious account of how it feels to climb up near the top of the barrel, where you occasionally lose sight of what it’s like for the 3/4(26).

One of the first things you notice about Anna Wiener’s Silicon Valley memoir Uncanny Valley is the author’s elegant elision. Brands, names of apps, titles of movies—Wiener tends to avoid. "Uncanny Valley, Wiener’s memoir of several years working in the tech industry—at first in New York, but soon in San Francisco—is a book that shares the in-betweenish quality its title.

Uncanny Valley will speak to you as well as any book about millennial culture. Its humor is a proxy for the despair Wiener feels about tech culture’s predicament and her helplessness at doing anything about itUncanny Valley ought to be read by policymakers just as.

Chau Luong. P erhaps the most repeated phrase in Uncanny Valley, Anna Wiener’s memoir of life as a tech-industry worker, is “I did not know.”When the book opens, Wiener’s world feels like.In her mids, 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.Uncanny Valley NPR coverage of Uncanny Valley: A Memoir by Anna Wiener.

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