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Alone Together [electronic Resource]

Why We Expect More From Technology And Less From Each Other

By Sherry Turkle

Consider Facebook—it’s human contact, only easier to engage with and easier to avoid. Developing technology promises closeness. Sometimes it delivers, but much of our modern life leaves us less connected with people and more connected to simulations of them.

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.

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Format: Electronic Resources
Author: Turkle, Sherry
Title: Alone together [electronic resource] : why we expect more from technology and less from each other / Sherry Turkle.
Subject: Information technology -- Social aspects. Interpersonal relations. Human-computer interaction.
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Format: Electronic Resources
Author: Turkle, Sherry.
Title: Alone together [electronic resource] : why we expect more from technology and less from each other / Sherry Turkle.
Edition: [First paperback edition]
Description: 1 online resource (1 v.)
Series: Safari Books Online
Series: Safari Books online
Subjects: Information technology -- Social aspects.
Subjects: Interpersonal relations.
Subjects: Human-computer interaction.
Genre: Electronic books.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Notes: Description based on print version record.
Contents: 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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Call Number: HM851 .T86 2012