“Alone Together” – MIT Research on People and Technology

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“Alone Together” is the result of MIT technology and society specialist Sherry Turkle’s nearly fifteen-year exploration of our lives on the digital terrain. Based on interviews with hundreds of children and adults, it describes new, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, parents, and children, and new instabilities in how we understand privacy and community, intimacy and solitude.
Read more at > Alone Together 

“Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But, as MIT technology and society specialist Sherry Turkle argues, this relentless connection leads to a new solitude. As technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down”
From the > Amazon book page 

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Turkle, Sherry. “Alone Together.” Alone Together. Accessed August 30, 2016.http://www.alonetogetherbook.com/.

“Alone Together Amazon Book.” Accessed August 30, 2016. https://www.amazon.com/Alone-Together-Expect-Technology-Other/dp/0465031463/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472576966&sr=8-1&keywords=alone+together.

“Sherry Turkle is Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT and the founder (2001) and current director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. She received a joint doctorate in sociology and personality psychology from Harvard University and is a licensed clinical psychologist.”

Read More on: Sherry Turkle’s Amazon Page

 

 

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