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Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauz Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT, the founder and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, and a licensed clinical psychologist. She is the author of The Second Self and Life on the Screen, with which Alone vis mere Together forms a trilogy, and most recently Reclaiming Conversation. Turkle is the recipient of the Harvard Centennial Medal and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. vis mindre
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The New Media Reader (2003) — Bidragyder — 300 eksemplarer
Beyond Calculation: The Next Fifty Years of Computing (1997) — Bidragyder — 111 eksemplarer
The Analog Sea Review: Number Two (2019) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer

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Though I agree with Turkle's basic thesis, the tone is repetitive, tedious, and, at points, ham-fisted. This book probably could have been greatly condensed, and I think that the first half of the book, the bit concerning robots, could very nearly be a separate work entirely. As I said, I think her ideas are important, and I think we should explore the potential damage that we are doing through our commitment to constant connectivity, but I also think that this could have been a more enjoyable (and concise) book.… (mere)
GDBrown | 34 andre anmeldelser | Feb 15, 2024 |
It's good. But I could've done without the first part on robots. The second part on texting, social media, and other aspects of how technology creeps into our life is better. And I think she could've expanded on the final chapter, which includes some great discussions on solutions.

I'd highly recommend watching her half hour long interview with Bill Moyers if you're looking for the basic points of the book:

https://vimeo.com/77192952… (mere)
JuntaKinte1968 | 34 andre anmeldelser | Dec 6, 2023 |
2.5 stars. This is a very dry book; it rambles a lot and is repetitive. I am reading it for a book club, and I think it will initiate a good discussion in spite of its faults. This book was written in 2011, so it suffers from being outdated. Is it worth a read? Not particularly.
Maryjane75 | 34 andre anmeldelser | Sep 30, 2023 |
This book should get 10 stars! Informative and educational book about how technology has affected our lives and the way we now communicate...how texting is less intrusive than a phone call, and how parents ignore their children at the dinner table to check their email. Stories about people secretly texting at a funeral, because they can't "just sit there".
Scary, and absolutely true. If you have a phone, a computer or a facebook profile....this is a MUST READ.
kwskultety | 34 andre anmeldelser | Jul 4, 2023 |



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