Uncanny Valley




      Uncanny Valley
The prescient, page turning account of a journey in Silicon Valley a defining memoir of our digital ageIn 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. Download Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener – heartforum.co.uk

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      Uncanny Valley
 By Anna Wiener IBN : 0374278016 Format : Hardcover – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Uncanny Valley
  • Anna Wiener
  • English
  • 03 July 2017
  • 0374278016

10 thoughts on “ Uncanny Valley

  1. Emily says:

    I thought I was burnt out on reading about tech, but many parts of this excerpt made me laugh out loud Job listings are an excellent place to get sprayed with HR s idea of fun and a 23 year old s idea of work life balance.Also, this To solve our problem, management arranges for a team building exercise They schedule it on a weeknight evening, and we pretend not to mind Our team building begins with beers in the office, and then we travel en masse to a tiny event space at t To Job I thought I was b...

  2. Siobhan says:

    Uncanny Valley is a memoir about Silicon Valley, about being a woman there, and about the changing tech landscape Anna Wiener left being an assistant in New York City publishing to work in a startup and soon ended up in Silicon Valley, working in data analytics The memoir charts her time there and then at an open source repository company, as she looks at how she became deeply embedded in some of the mindsets of Silicon Valley and still felt like an outsider in others, particularly as someone Uncanny Valley is a memoir about Silicon Valley, about being a woman there, and about the changing tech landscape Anna Wiener left being an assistant in New York City publishing to work in a startup and soon ended up in Silicon Valley, working in data analytics The memoir charts her time there and then at an open source repository company, as she looks at how she became deeply embedded in some of the mindsets of Silicon Valley and still felt like an outsider in others, particularly as someone in non technical roles in those companies.The memoir is unsurprising in its content, but interesting in the chance to think about the workplace culture at startups and other tech companies The writing style is like a long read article, with similar long sections of detail followed by time jumps, and the style suits the book it feels like this kind of article made longer Wiener s careful skirting of names both personal and company in most cases even for pop cult...

  3. Jenee Rager says:

    Try as I might I could not get into this book I think the story itself was informative, and it could have been interesting had it been written in a different style I really struggled with the lack of names Instead of just calling her co workers John or Mary or whatever name she felt like, the author referred to them by their job description, making it impossible for me to connect with any of them This was a goodreads giveaway and I appreciate the opportunity to try reading something new Try as I might I could not get into this book I think the story itself was informative, and it could have been interesting had it been written in a different style I really struggled with the lack of names Instead of just calling her co workers John or Mary or whatever name she felt like, the author referred to them by their job description, making it impossible for me to connec...

  4. Afton Montgomery says:

    With this memoir, Anna Weiner had me laughing and groaning out loud in equal measure Uncanny Valley is really a collection of her observations so precise and detailed that her attention feels almost uncanny itself as she shifts her life from the New York publishing scene to San Francisco tech at the beginning of the startup boom She s as cutting as the sharpest knife but never for the sake of her own superiority rather she includes herself in every comment and critique and invites the reade With this memoir, Anna Weiner had me laughing and groaning out loud in equal measure Uncanny Valley is really a collection of her observations so precise and detailed that her attention feels almost uncanny itself as she shifts her life from the ...

  5. Doon says:

    This book is badged as an inside look into the world of tech bro s by a woman who was there However, the books main insights, that the men who work in Silicon Valley are mainly white, middle class and supremely confident men who think that every idea they have has value, are nothing you didn t already know I kept on reading, expecting that there would be a gotcha moment, an insight into a well known public occurrence, but it never came It felt like it was written for people who don t follow This book is badged as an inside look into the world of tech bro s by a woman who was there However, the books main insights, that the men who work in Silicon Valley are mainly white, middle class and supremely confident men who think that every idea...

  6. Natasha says:

    I think my respect to big tech companies are diminishing day by day.

  7. Laura says:

    Anna Weiner s Uncanny Valley is a memoir of working in Silicon Valley in her mid twenties for me, it felt like a good online article that had been stretched out intothan three hundred pages Weiner has nothing especially insightful to say about tech, and rehearses familiar critiques the dominance of young white men, the lack of concern for data security, the distance from the real world I also found the way Weiner presents herself as totally unrelatable she seems to think it s a clas Anna Weiner s Uncanny Valley is a memoir of working in Silicon Valley in her mid twenties for me, it felt like a good online article that had been stretched out intothan three hundred pages Weiner has nothing especially insightful to say about tech, and rehearses familiar critiques the dominance of young white men, the lack of concern for data security, the distance from the real world I also found the way Weiner presents herself ...

  8. Patrick says:

    A fast paced, witty, and unflinching account of the Silicon Valley San Francisco tech ethos in the years leading up to the infamous 2016 election Wiener s story lends significant insight into this world, which at times feels very much like an alternate reality from the rest of the country A truth she seems aware of and as the memoir progresses, hyper aware of I lived and worked in the Bay Area for 5 years, only a very small part of that time at a major tech company What I learn A fast paced, witty, and unflinching account of the Silicon Valley San Francisco tech ethos in the years leading up to the infamous 2016 election Wiener s story lends significant insight into this world, which at times feels very much like an alternate reality from the rest of the country A truth she seems aware of and as the memoir progresses, hyper aware of I lived and worked in the Bay Area for 5 years, only a very small part of that time at a major tech company What I learned from this memoir is that being around it is miles away from being in the belly of the beast, or at least belly adjacent I wouldn t have been able to do it The way many of the tech bros she describes talk, behave, and live not to menti...

  9. Nicole Handy says:

    I won this novel via Goodreads Giveaways.Who would have thought that a memoir about working in the startup boom would be so interesting, funny and full of feeling Anna Wiener does a magnificent job of making the reader feel like they are taking this journey with her I love her dry wit, descriptions of her mostly male, highly driven co workers She takes the role seriously, but not too seriously and that perspective is what makes Uncanny Valley informative but fun I especially enjo I won this novel via Goodreads Giveaways.Who would have thought that a memoir about working in the startup boom would be so interesting, funny and full of feeling Anna Wiener does a magnificent job of making the reader feel like they are taking this journey with her I love her dry wit, descriptions of her mostly male, highly driven co workers She takes the role seriously, but not too seriously and that perspective is what makes Unca...

  10. Natalie Daher says:

    One of the clearest eyed analyses of Big Tech s transformation of our definition of professional and personal success and understanding of privacy, as well as on the city of San Francisco Wiener was already one of my favorite writers on Silicon Valley, but she has set an entirely new standard on obs...

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