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Radical technologies : the design of everyday life

Author: Adam Greenfield
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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A field manual to the technologies that are changing our lives at bewildering speed. Everywhere we turn, a startling new device promises to transfigure our lives. But at what cost? In this urgent and revelatory excavation of our Information Age, leading technology thinker Adam Greenfield forces us to reconsider our relationship with the networked objects, services and spaces that define us. It is time to re-evaluate  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Greenfield
ISBN: 1784780456 9781784780456 9781784780432 178478043X
OCLC Number: 1001446389
Notes: "First published by Verso 2017"--Title page verso.
Description: 359 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Smartphone: the networking of the self --
The internet of things: a planetary mesh of perception and response --
Augmented reality: an interactive overlay on the world --
Digital fabrication: towards a political economy of matter --
Cryptocurrency: the computational guarantee of value --
Blockchain beyond Bitcoin: a trellis for posthuman institutions --
Automation: the annihilation of work --
Machine learning: the algorithmic production of knowledge --
Artificial intelligence: the eclipse of human discretion --
Radical technologies: the design of everyday life.
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