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The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology in the Age of the Internet
 

The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology in the Age of the Internet (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

Edited by Goldberg, Ken
Series edited by Malina, Roger F.
Series edited by Cubitt, Sean

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The Robot in the Garden initiates a critical theory of telerobotics and introduces telepistemology , the study of knowledge acquired at a distance. Many of our most influential technologies, the telescope, telephone and television, were developed to provide knowledge at a distanc...e. Telerobots, remotely controlled robots, facilitate action at a distance. Specialists use telerobots to explore actively environments such as Mars, the Titanic and Chernobyl. Military personnel increasingly employ reconnaissance drone and telerobotic missiles. At home, we have remote controls for the garage doors, car alarm, and television (the latter a remote for the remote). The Internet dramatically extends our scope and reach. Thousands of cameras and robots are now accessible online. Although the role of technical mediation has been of interest to philosophers since the 17th century, the Internet forces a reconsideration. As the public gains access to telerobotic instruments previously restricted to scientists and soldiers, questions of mediation, knowledge and trust take on new significance for everyday life. Telerobotics is a mode of representation. But representations can misrepresent. If Orson Welles's War of the Worlds was the defining moment for radio, what will be the defining moment for the Internet? As artists have always been concerned with how representations provide us with knowledge, the book also looks at telerobotics' potential as an artistic medium. The 17 essays, by leading figures in philosophy, art history and engineering, are organized into three sections: Philosophy; Art, History and Critical Theory; and Engineering, Interface and System Design.
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ISBN 9780262571548
Released NZ 15 Oct 2001
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Series Leonardo
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ISBN-13 9780262571548
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Imprint MIT Press
Released 15 Oct 2001
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) Edited by Goldberg, Ken
Series edited by Malina, Roger F.
Series edited by Cubitt, Sean
Series Leonardo
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Media Studies
Epistemology, Theory Of Knowledge
Anthropology
Internet
Impact Of Computing & IT On Society
Number of Pages 330
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 306.46
Weight 621g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Knowledge, Theory of, Robotics, Representation (Philosophy)
NBS Text Communication & Media
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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