Cloud Ethics: Algorithms and the Attributes of Ourselves and Others (Hardback)Louise Amoore (author)
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Publisher: Duke University Press
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"Calling for an embrace of the contingency and doubt that is inherent in the structure and working of algorithms, this important book refuses mythologies of certainty and machinic omnipotence. Framing computation as a partial accounting, Cloud Ethics moves beyond the unproductive binaries of 'good' and 'bad,' to consider algorithms as generative of complex political possibilities." -- Caren Kaplan, author of * Aerial Aftermaths: Wartime from Above *
"Similar to scholars such as N. Katherine Hayles, Amoore engages with a wide range of philosophers and novelists to make sense of the ethicopolitical implications of algorithms. As a result, the book is highly engaging and is densely packed with novel ideas and concepts (e.g., 'space of play' and 'algorithmic author function') that will undoubtedly take on a life of their own in future research. Given their proliferation in society, there has never been a more apt time to examine the ethicopolitical impact of algorithms, and Louise Amoore's Cloud Ethics is the book to turn to." -- Ben Jacobsen * Information, Communication & Society *
"Amoore . . . has written what I consider to be essential reading for anyone interested in the ethical and political analysis of our digital condition." -- Davide Panagia * Public Books *
"Amoore's text will be of great interest to critical communication scholars, political scientists, and researchers from other disciplines and fields interested in critical algorithm studies. ...Cloud Ethics is a text that will exceed its source, one that will benefit debates and contention within the academic fields it touches on as well as society at large."
-- Catherine Jeffery * International Journal of Communication *
"[Cloud Ethics] substantially advances our understanding of the ethical and political considerations necessary for navigating this ever-changing world.... It also subtly offers a methodology for the social sciences to intervene in discussions on the algorithmic, through reading against the grain of technical books and fabulation as a tool of critique." -- Andrew C. Dwyer * AAG Review of Books *
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