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Author Wiener, Anna, 1987- author.

Title Uncanny valley : a memoir / Anna Wiener.

Publication Info. New York : MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.

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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  92 Wiener,A WIE    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Wiener,A WIE    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Wiener,A WIE    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    92 Wiener,A WIE    Available
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Edition First Edition.
Description 279 pages ; 22 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Occupation/field of activity group: occ Journalists lcdgt
National/regional group: nat Californians lcdgt
Gender group: gdr Women lcdgt
Summary "The story of Anna Wiener's time spent working in Silicon Valley as the tech industry went through monumental changes." -- Provided by publisher.
"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-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 High technology industries -- California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County)
Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.) -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780374278014 (hardcover)
0374278016
9780374539016 (paperback)
0374539014 (paperback)

 
    
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