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Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other - Sherry Turkle
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
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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,... show more
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. Alone Together is the result of Turkle's nearly fifteen-year exploration of our lives on the digital terrain. Based on hundreds of interviews, it describes new unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, parents, and children, and new instabilities in how we understand privacy and community, intimacy, and solitude.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780465031467 (0465031463)
ASIN: 465031463
Publisher: Basic Books
Pages no: 360
Edition language: English
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Lydia's Page
Lydia's Page rated it
1.0 Turdle.
Great if you like one-sided alarmism. Otherwise, vomit-inducing.
paigeawesome
paigeawesome rated it
Sigh. This book. Great title, great subtitle, I wish the content had delivered. Unfortunately I am no closer to telling you why we expect more from technology & less from each other than I was before I read this book.One of the main things that bothered me about this book was that, even though I was...
Reading Maketh a Full Man...
Reading Maketh a Full Man... rated it
5.0 Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
A very worthwhile book to read. Having been part of the world of artificial intelligence and robotics in years past, this book is a fine overview of the development of the first "thinking" machines (like ELIZA) to the current trend of robots that "feel" or relate. Or at least we have programmed th...
Defenestraethe
Defenestraethe rated it
Any theory predicated on "hookup culture" is bound to be full of stupidity. A theory which says all teens eschew sentimentality, and deep emotions, but also that they all adore "Twilight"'s angsty schmaltz and tortuous love is, you know, not a good or useful theory.
Flying Kick-a-pow!
Flying Kick-a-pow! rated it
2.0
This book has become the laughing stock of Hampshire College. (Which, if you don't know, is the college I've recently started to attend.) The author's last name, Turkle, is now being used as a verb all over campus. For example:Two people are talking face-to-face. One person, while in conversation wi...
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