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The new book from renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle

MIT professor and noted author Sherry Turkle is a preeminent authority on how technology is changing how we live. She's been writing the key books in this space for thirty years. Her latest book, Alone Together, started a national conversation about how technology is silencing this generation.
A Bold, Counter-intuitive Thesis: In Reclaiming Conversation, Turkle argues that our most basic technology, face to face conversation, is our most important tool. Talk is the key to so much of what we as human beings hold dear.


Reclaiming Conversation

Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity—and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground. We live in a technological universe in which… More


Praise for Sherry Turkle

"In a time in which the ways we communicate and connect are constantly changing, and not always for the better, Sherry Turkle provides a much needed voice of caution and reason to help explain what the f*** is going on."

Aziz Ansari

"Like the air we breathe, or the water we drink, most of us take face-to-face conversations for granted. In this brilliant and incisive book, Sherry Turkle explains the power of conversation, its fragility at present, the consequences of its loss, and how it can be preserved and reinvigorated."

Howard Gardner, John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

TED Talks: Connected, but alone?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication -- and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.