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Uncanny valley : a memoir / by Anna Wiener.

Wiener, Anna, 1987- (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Kenton County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch LT B W647 2020 (Text) 33126024962189 New Large Type Available -
Erlanger Branch LT B W647 2020 (Text) 33126024962197 New Large Type Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432880064 (large print ; hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1432880063 (large print ; hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 409 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.

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"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 bubble: a world of surreal extravagance, dubious success, and fresh-faced entrepreneurs hell-bent on domination, glory, and, of course, progress. Anna arrived amidst a massive cultural shift, as the tech industry rapidly transformed into a locus of wealth and power rivaling Wall Street. But amid the company ski vacations and in-office speakeasies, boyish camaraderie and ride-or-die corporate fealty, a new Silicon Valley began to emerge: one in far over its head, one that enriched itself at the expense of the idyllic future it claimed to be building. Part coming-of-age-story, part portrait of an already-bygone era, Anna Wiener's memoir is a rare first-person glimpse into high-flying, reckless startup culture at a time of unchecked ambition, unregulated surveillance, wild fortune, and accelerating political power. With wit, candor, and heart, Anna deftly charts the tech industry's shift from self-appointed world savior to democracy-endangering liability, alongside a personal narrative of aspiration, ambivalence, and disillusionment. Unsparing and incisive, Uncanny Valley is a cautionary tale, and a revelatory interrogation of a world reckoning with consequences its unwitting designers are only beginning to understand"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Wiener, Anna, 1987-
High technology industries > California > Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County)
High technology industries > California > Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County) > Employees > Biography.
Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.) > Social conditions.
Genre: Large type books.

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