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Human-Machine Reconfigurations Plans and Situated Actions

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ISBN-10: 0521858917

ISBN-13: 9780521858915

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Lucy A. Suchman

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This book considers how agencies are currently figured at the human-machine interface, and how they might be imaginatively and materially reconfigured. Contrary to the apparent enlivening of objects promised by the sciences of the artificial, the author proposes that the rhetorics and practices of those sciences work to obscure the performative nature of both persons and things. The question then shifts from debates over the status of human-like machines, to that of how humans and machines are enacted as similar or different in practice, and with what theoretical, practical and political consequences. Drawing on recent scholarship across the social sciences, humanities and computing, the…    
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Book details

List price: $91.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/4/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 328
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Readings and responses
Preface to the 1st edition
Introduction to the 1st edition
Interactive artifacts
Situated actions
Communicative resources
Case and methods
Human-machine communication
Conclusion to the 1st edition
Plans, scripts and other ordering devices
Agencies at the interface
Figuring the human in AI and robotics
Demystifications and re-enchantments of the human-like machine