Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (Paperback)
 
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Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (Paperback)

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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 technol......more

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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, 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.

Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT. She is frequently interviewed in Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, on NBC News, and more. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Author:
Turkle, Sherry
Genre:
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
384
Language:
English
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publish Date:
10/02/2012
ISBN:
9780465031467
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.75 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
0.82 lb
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