Angie Waller

title: The Man Who Mistook His Speaker for a Mistress
purchase: Unknown Unknowns︎︎︎
What happens when a computer has a woman's voice, coughs, and tells you silly jokes? This book aims to provide a better understanding of consumers' relationships with the anthropomorphized Amazon Alexa device. It collages product reviews for the Amazon Echo (Alexa), specifically focusing on instances where reviewers refer to the device as "she" instead of "it." The data is organized into chapters that follow the arc of a romantic relationship.