Sadie Plant: Zeros + Ones: Digital Women and the New Technoculture (1997)

9 August 2012, dusan

Zeros and Ones is an intelligent, provocative and accessible investigation of the intersection between women, feminism, machines and in particular, information technology. Arguing that the computer is rewriting the old conceptions of man and his world, it suggests that the telecoms revolution is also a sexual revolution which undermines the fundamental assumptions crucial to patriarchal culture. Historical, contemporary and future developments in telecommunications and in IT are interwoven with the past, present and future of feminism, women and sexual difference, and a wealth of connections, parallels and affinities between machines and women are uncovered as a result. Challenging the belief that man was ever in control of either his own agency, the planet, or his machines, this book argues it is seriously undermined by the new scientific paradigms emergent from theories of chaos, complexity and connectionism, all of which suggest that the old distinctions between man, woman, nature and technology need to be radically reassessed.”

Publisher Fourth Estate, 1997
ISBN 1857026985, 9781857026986
305 pages

Reviews: Nina Wakeford (New Scientist, 1997), Publishers Weekly (1997), Gyrus (Dreamflesh, 2008), Laura Lee (n.d.), Marta I. González García (Revista del Libros, 2001, ES).


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