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Studying those who study us : an anthropologist in the world of artificial intelligence

Author: Diana Forsythe; David J Hess
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2001.
Series: Writing science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Diana E. Forsythe was a leading anthropologist of science, technology, and work, and especially of the field of artificial intelligence. This volume collects her best-known essays which address key  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Forsythe; David J Hess
ISBN: 0804741417 9780804741415 0804742030 9780804742030
OCLC Number: 45845492
Description: xxix, [242] pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Blaming the user in medical informatics : the cultural nature of scientific practice --
Construction of work in artificial intelligence --
Engineering knowledge : the construction of knowledge in artificial intelligence --
Knowing engineers? : a response to Forsythe / James Fleck --
STS (re)constructs anthropology : reply to Fleck --
Artificial intelligence invents itself : collective identity and boundary maintenance in an emergent scientific discipline --
New bottles, old wine : hidden cultural assumptions in a computerized explanation system for migraine sufferers --
Ethics and politics of studying up in technoscience --
Studying those who study us : medical informatics appropriates ethnography --
"It's just a matter of common sense" : ethnography as invisible work --
Disappearing women in the social world of computing --
George and Sandra's daughter, Robert's girl : doing ethnographic research in my parents' field.
Series Title: Writing science.
Responsibility: Diana E. Forsythe ; edited, with an introduction, by David J. Hess.
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