Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She obtained a BA in Social Studies and later a Ph.D. in Sociology and Personality Psychology at Harvard University. She now focuses her research on psychoanalysis and human-technology interaction. She has written several books focusing on the psychology of human relationships with technology, especially in the realm of how people relate to computational objects.In The Second Self, originally published in 1984, Turkle writes about how computers are not tools as much as they are a part of our social and psychological lives.
Posts about Sherry Turkle
  • Mobile devices are detroying human conversation. Get over it.

    … sells ads, absorbs data time, sells power-ups for popular games. Do you think these economic forces will conspire to make the mobile device more addictive, or less addictive, in the future? We are just at the very beginning of the mobile era. In the near future, Facebook will be rolling out amazing new consumer applications for its Oculus technology…

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  • 6 Great Examples of Facebook Quiz Marketing

    … titles) for decades. The social media environment & Buzzfeed gave it a push, which lead the quizzes to a totally new level. Sherry Turkle, the MIT psychologist and cultural analyst, said “People have always been taking quizzes, but before social media you were doing it for yourself, but now they are specifically for performance. Here, part…

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