Human-Machine Reconfigurations: Plans and Situated Actions

Human-Machine Reconfigurations: Plans and Situated Actions❴Reading❵ ➸ Human-Machine Reconfigurations: Plans and Situated Actions Author Lucy A. Suchman – Heartforum.co.uk 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 p Thisbook considers how agencies are currently figured at Plans and Kindle Ô 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 Human-Machine Reconfigurations: Epub / scholarship across the social sciences, humanities and computing, the author argues for research aimed at tracing the differences within specific sociomaterial arrangements without resorting to essentialist divides This requires expanding our unit of analysis, while recognizing the inevitable cuts or boundaries through which technological systems are constituted.

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Human-Machine Reconfigurations: Plans and Situated Actions
  • Paperback
  • 314 pages
  • Human-Machine Reconfigurations: Plans and Situated Actions
  • Lucy A. Suchman
  • 24 March 2018
  • 052167588X

10 thoughts on “Human-Machine Reconfigurations: Plans and Situated Actions

  1. Tugrul Yuksel says:

    It was part of our coursework in Masters at Goldsmiths Certainly, it is one of THE books on the HMI and how the technological discourse projects the politics of everyday life into the vision of the future The book certainly brings some criticism to dichotomic worldview that creates the boundaries between the human and the machine.

  2. Nick Doty says:

    I got distracted by reading the numerous prefaces and introductions, which made me frustrated by the time I got to the text But the chapters I did get to were interesting.

  3. Stormie says:

    Oh boy, has it been a long week There s some good stuff in here, but you have to dig a little and make it past the photocopier scenarios Yes, I m serious

  4. Timothy says:

    This book was a demanding read, but highly worthwhile The theory that Suchman lays out in the opening chapters is useful and excellently presented the empirical section was fascinating and helped me to concretely apply some of the design principles that I had gleaned from The Design of Everyday Things The intersection of very different disciplines featured here was challenging and productive And in terms of structure, I wish that all second editions were like this the introduction and footn This book was a demanding read, but highly worthwhile The theory that Suchman lays out in the opening chapters is useful and excellently presented the empirical section was fascinating and helped me to concretely apply some of the design principles that I had gleaned from The Design of Everyday Things The intersection of very different disciplines featured here was challenging and productive And in terms of structure, I wish that all second editions were like this the introduction and footnotes that clarify ambiguities or express changes in the author s views, the original book still present in recognizable form, the following chapters that bring the book up to date.As a few other reviewers have pointed out, the real gem here is the original book, which I think is greatly improved by the introduction and notes One gets the impression that between its publication and the creation of the additional chapters, Suchman forgot how to write Or perhapsfairly, she became accustomed to writing for academic specialists rather than professional generalists I don t have much of a background in science and technology studies, so the later chapters seemed to bring up some interesting ideas but were frequently incomprehensible to me In addition to being thick with jargon, they seemed rather unfocused they mostly consisted of literature reviews, with some informal observations thrown in that failed to substitute for structured research It was nice to see Suchman s ideas applied tocontemporary developments, but I don t think readers would suffer a huge loss in sticking to the original edition of the book

  5. Aaron Chu says:

    The original text can be a bit dense, and there could be a lot of research and catching up if one is not already familiar with the philosophical concepts and examples the text references That said, this book represents Shuman s argument well in the way that its content, concepts, philosophy as well as the examples and the documentations of Schman own participatory observation are drawn from many fields and diciplines, which, I think, is considered to be what Suchman calls socialmaterials Also The original text can be a bit dense, and there could be a lot of research and catching up if one is not already familiar with the philosophical concepts and examples the text references That said, this book represents Shuman s argument well in the way that its content, concepts, philosophy as well as the examples and the documentations of Schman own participatory observation are drawn from many fields and diciplines, which, I think, is considered to be what Suchman calls socialmaterials Also note that this is supposedly the text that inspired many discussions around situated action, which can provide insights into HCI and UX methodologies My favorite discourse was in the last chapters where Suchman discuss the differences between her beliefs in human machine reconfiguration and Donna Harawa s re imagination of such by way of her Cyborgian goddess

  6. Ari says:

    Weaker than expected Suchman s original observation was clever, but lacks good support The additions in this new version do nothing to strengthen the original results, which is a real pity.The book left me with the feeling that Suchman got lucky, was in the right place at the right time, and then did not really take the idea and run with it properly This isof a catch the ball then get rid of it as soon as possible book Suchman got a clever idea, observed it seemingly without good ob Weaker than expected Suchman s original observation was clever, but lacks good support The additions in this new version do nothing to strengthen the original results, which is a real pity.The book left me with the feeling that Suchman got lucky, was in the right place at the right time, and then did not really take the idea and run with it properly This isof a catch the ball then get rid of it as soon as possible book Suchman got a clever idea, observed it seemingly without good observation protocols or follow up analyses , published it, and went and did something completely different

  7. morbidflight says:

    Yeah, I m really going to have to give this book two stars The original text her dissertation project, if I remember correctly was interesting, though perhapsaptly titled People Struggling with Copiers The additions had some interesting discussions but seemed pretty disjoint from the original text, so I would almost have preferred two separate books, one reprint of the original perhaps with the footnotes added and one about cyborg feminism and the interface I m being a bit unfair, I Yeah, I m really going to have to give this book two stars The original text her dissertation project, if I remember correctly was interesting, though perhapsaptly titled People Struggling with Copiers The additions had some interesting discussions but seemed pretty disjoint from the original text, so I would almost have preferred two separate books, one reprint of the original perhaps with the footnotes added and one about cyborg feminism and the interface I m being a bit unfair, I suppose, because there was value in this book, and I came away with productive questions

  8. Eric Cartier says:

    One of the densest texts I ve ever encountered I have an entirely new understanding of how humans engage with each other and machines in the world, however Synthesizing my ideas about Suchman s book for a paper for Dr Doty s Understanding and Serving Users these next two weeks is going to be migraine inducing work Eeeep

  9. Michael says:

    Ugh, her style But the portion of the book from the original edition is worthwhile.

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