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Computing Bodies

Gender Codes and Anthropomorphic Design at the Human-Computer Interface

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  • Cross-disciplinary analysis between computing, gender studies, and new media studies
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Claude Draude analyzes embodied software agents – interface solutions that are designed to talk back and give emotional feedback – from a gender and media studies perspective. She addresses technological and sociocultural concepts in their interplay of shifting the boundary between what is considered as human and what as machine. The author discusses the technological realization of specific personality models that define the design of embodied software agents – emotion and gaze models, in particular. Finally, she explores these models in their broader cultural context by relating them to the prominent topic of the Turing test and the notion of the Uncanny Valley.

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Kassel, Faculty of Electrical Engineering/Computing, Kassel, Germany

    Claude Draude

About the author

Prof. Dr. Claude Draude is head of the department for Gender/Diversity in Informatics Systems (GeDIS) at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering/Computing at the University of Kassel, Germany.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Computing Bodies

  • Book Subtitle: Gender Codes and Anthropomorphic Design at the Human-Computer Interface

  • Authors: Claude Draude

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  • Publisher: Springer VS Wiesbaden

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-658-18659-3Published: 21 June 2017

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-658-18660-9Published: 13 June 2017

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 210

  • Number of Illustrations: 35 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Media Research, Culture and Technology, Culture and Gender

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