Sherry Turkle: Reclaiming Conversation

22:14 minutes

In her new book, Reclaiming Conversation, Sherry Turkle examines how smartphones and social media have crowded out real conversation. She says “human relationships are rich, messy, and demanding. When we clean them up with technology, we move from conversation to the efficiencies of mere connection.” Turkle explores the power of face-to-face conversation in a time of “always on”technological connection.

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Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle is a professor of social studies of science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts and author of Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age (Penguin, 2015).