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Fragile Computing: How to Live with Insecure Technologies

Laura Kocksch

This book proposes alternative ways to engage with computer security, rooted in Science and Technology Studies (STS) and extensive ethnographic observations. Computer security, the author argues, is part of living in the Anthropocene - an age of damaged more-than-human relations. As such, doing computer security means not striving for technical solutions, or individual awareness, but living with fragility. The book suggests conceptual approaches and methods of studying computer security in STS and anthropology. Fragile Computing contributes to current debates of infrastructural breakdown and ecological ruins in STS and Anthropology, while offering new perspectives to Usable Security and Critical Security Studies.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Publish Date: Apr 16th, 2024
  • Pages: NA
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 2024 -
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9789819998067
  • Categories: Sociology - GeneralAnthropology - GeneralComputer Science

About the Author

Laura Kocksch is a postdoctoral researcher at the Techno-Anthropology Lab (TANTlab), Aalborg University, Denmark.

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