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Alone Together

Why We Expect More From Technology And Less From Each Other

By Sherry Turkle

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.

Format: Book
Author: Turkle, Sherry
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.
Title: Alone together : why we expect more from technology and less from each other / Sherry Turkle.
Publisher Date: New York : Basic Books, c2011.
Subject: Information technology -- Social aspects Interpersonal relations Human-computer interaction
Isbn: 9780465031467 (pbk.) 9780465010219 0465010210
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Format: Book
Author: Turkle, Sherry
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.
Title: Alone together : why we expect more from technology and less from each other / Sherry Turkle.
Publisher, Date: New York : Basic Books, c2011.
Description: xvii, 360 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Information technology -- Social aspects
Subjects: Interpersonal relations
Subjects: Human-computer interaction
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-348) and index.
LCCN: 2010030614
ISBN: 9780465031467 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9780465010219
ISBN: 0465010210
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 303.4833 Tur