Book Reviews, Spring 2021

We are pleased to announce the following recently published book reviews for the upcoming issue, Volume 56 Number 1:

From Russia With Code: Programming Migrations in Post-Soviet Times, edited by Mario Biagioli and Vincent Antonin Lépinay
Reviewed by Adam Kriesberg
"From Russia With Code: Programming Migrations in Post-Soviet Times, edited by Mario Biagioli and Vincent Antonin Lépinay, chronicles the post-Soviet evolution of programming and computer science cultures as they have unfolded over these years."




 

 The Promise of Artificial Intelligence: Reckoning and Judgement by Brian Cantwell Smith; Cloud Ethics: Algorithms and the Attributes of Ourselves and Others by Louise Amoore (Dual Review)

Reviewed by Elliott Hauser

"Each book offers a rigorous, engaging, and ambitious take on how humans and algorithms relate to each other, and the areas in which they share form and content represent a potential consensus in this field of inquiry."

Digital Data Collection and Information Privacy Law by Mark Burdon 
Reviewed by Brandon Butler
"We learn from Burdon that individual autonomy has long been seen as a key value facilitated by privacy, perhaps even its ultimate purpose or justification."

 




 

 

Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley – Making AI Serve Us All by Kevin Scott, with Greg Shaw
Reviewed by Christine T. Wolf
"People are situated in specific geographies and communities with specific historical and economic contours. So too are the technologies we build and the actions we take to incite change."