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Turkle, Sherry
Alone together : why we expect more from technology and less from each other / Sherry Turkle
Alternate Title Why we expect more from technology and less from each other
New York : Basic Books, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HM851 .T86 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Information technology -- Social aspects
Interpersonal relations
Human-computer interaction
Physical Description xvii, 360 p. ; 25 cm
Summary In "Alone Together," MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically alter our social lives. It's a nuanced exploration of what we are looking for--and sacrificing--in a world of electronic companions and social networking tools, and an argument that, despite the hand-waving of today's self-described prophets of the future, it will be the next generation who will chart the path between isolation and connectivity
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-348) and index
Contents Author's note: Turning points -- Introduction: Alone together -- Part 1. The robotic moment: in solitude, new intimacies. Nearest neighbors ; Alive enough ; True companions ; Enchantment ; Complicities ; Love's labor lost ; Communion -- Part 2. Networked: in intimacy, new solitudes. Always on ; Growing up tethered ; No need to call ; Reduction and betrayal ; True confessions ; Anxiety ; The nostalgia of the young -- Conclusion: Necessary conversations -- Epilogue: The letter

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