Sherry Turkle





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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. Professor Turkle received a joint doctorate in sociology and personality psychology from Harvard University and is a licensed clinical psychologist.

Professor Turkle writes on the "subjective side" of people's relationships with technology, especially computers. She is an expert on mobile technology, social networking, and sociable robotics. Profiles of Professor Turkle have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Scientific American, and Wired Magazine. She has been named "woman of the...more


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Life on the Screen: Identit...
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Evocative Objects: Things W...
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The Second Self: Computers ...
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The Inner History of Devices
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Simulation and Its Disconte...
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Falling for Science: Object...
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Psychoanalytic Politics: Ja...
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“Human relationships are rich and they're messy and they're demanding. And we clean them up with technology. Texting, email, posting, all of these things let us present the self as we want to be. We get to edit, and that means we get to delete, and that means we get to retouch, the face, the voice, the flesh, the body -- not too little, not too much, just right.”
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“we seem determined to give human qualities to objects and content to treat each other as things.”
Sherry Turkle, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

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