Past Event

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less From Each Other

Thu, Jan 27 2011 - 12:00pm

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less fom Each Other

Sherry Turkle, Social Studies of Science and Technology Professor, MIT; Founder and Director, MIT Initiative on Technology and Self

Turkle will shed light on the ways our use of technology is encouraging disturbing levels of isolation. We use social networking technology to modulate our relationships and make relationships easier to handle. But, as Turkle says, we just end up debasing them by showing how easily we are “willing to give up on each other.”

MLF: Science & Technology
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m. book signing
Cost:
$8 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Chisako Ress
Also know: Photo by Peter Urban