Death Glitch: How Techno-Solutionism Fails Us in This Life and Beyond

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Price
$35.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.7 X 1.1 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300248272

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About the Author
Tamara Kneese is a visiting scholar at the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Oakland, CA.
Reviews
"A compelling collection of case studies about how technology breaks down when faced with the messiness of mortality."--Gabriel Nicholas, Washington Post

"This vital, colorful ethnography shows that tech's perverse ingenuity does not stop even at death. But tech thereby gets death wrong, mistaking as glitch the very condition of human flourishing."--John Durham Peters, Yale University

"Death Glitch brilliantly reveals how death disrupts Silicon Valley's best-laid plans: from early efforts to delete pages of dead Facebook users to startups for digital estate planning that die before their clients. An insightful and original take on the limits of techno-solutionism."--Wendy Chun, author of Updating to Remain the Same: Habitual New Media