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LTC Book Group
Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other, by Sherry Turkle.
Date: Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
Time: 4:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Gould Library, Athenaeum
Sponsored by: Perlman Learning/Teaching Ctr
Contact: Charlene Hamblin, x4192
Excerpt from Alone Together: “[This book is] about how we are changed as technology offers us substitutes for connecting with each other face-to-face. . . . We recreate ourselves as online personae and give ourselves new bodies, homes, jobs, and romances. Yet, suddenly, in the half-light of virtual community, we may feel utterly alone. . . . In all of this, there is a nagging question: Does virtual intimacy degrade our experience of the other kind and, indeed, of all encounters, of any kind?”
Come join the discussion about how technology is changing our lives and the implications for education.
Sherry Turkle is Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, MIT. She will be giving this year’s A&I convocation address.
Facilitators: Cliff Clark, Professor of History and M.A. and A.D. Hulings Professor of American Studies, and Paula Lackie, Academic Technologist
Dates: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 4:30 – 6:00 and Friday, Oct. 26, 3:30 – 5:00
Location: Gould Library Athanaeum
Limited to 30 participants