The Resource Uncanny valley : a memoir, Anna Wiener

Uncanny valley : a memoir, Anna Wiener

Label
Uncanny valley : a memoir
Title
Uncanny valley
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Anna Wiener
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The prescient, page-turning account of a journey into Silicon Valley: a defining memoir for our digital age. At twenty-five years old, Anna Wiener was beginning to tire of her assistant job in New York publishing. There was no room to grow, and the voyeuristic thrill of answering someone else's phone had worn thin. Within a year she had moved to San Francisco to take up a job at a data analytics start-up in Silicon Valley. Leaving her business casual skirts and shirts in the wardrobe, she began working in company-branded T-shirts and hoodies. She had a healthy income for the first time in her life. She felt like part of the future. But a tide was beginning to turn. People were speaking of tech start-ups as surveillance companies. Out of sixty employees, only eight of her colleagues were women. Casual sexism was rife. Sexual harassment cases were proliferating. And soon, like everyone else, she was addicted to the internet, refreshing the news, refreshing social media, scrolling and scrolling and scrolling. Slowly, she began to realise that her blind faith in ambitious, arrogant young men from America's soft suburbs wasn't just her own personal pathology. It had become a global affliction
Summary
The author chronicles her experience 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
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10835626
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wiener, Anna
Dewey number
338.476092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wiener, Anna
  • High technology industries
  • Sex discrimination in employment
  • Women in technology
Target audience
adult
Label
Uncanny valley : a memoir, Anna Wiener
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066476606
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
279 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008317881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1127088644
Label
Uncanny valley : a memoir, Anna Wiener
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066476606
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
279 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008317881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1127088644

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