Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT and the founding director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. A licensed clinical psychologist, she is the author of six books, including Alone Together and the New York Times bestseller Reclaiming Conversation, as well as the editor of three collections.

Professor Turkle writes on the “subjective side” of people’s relationships with technology, especially computers. She is an expert on mobile technology, social networking, and sociable robotics. Profiles of Professor Turkle have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Scientific American, and Wired Magazine. She has been named “woman of the year” by Ms. Magazine and among the “forty under forty” who are changing the nation by Esquire Magazine. She is a featured media commentator on the social and psychological effects of technology for CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, the BBC, and NPR, including appearances on such programs as Nightline, Frontline, 20/20, and The Colbert Report.

Books in order of publication:

Psychoanalytic Politics: Jacques Lacan & Freud’s French Revolution – 1978

The Second Self: Computers & the Human Spirit – 1984

Life on the Screen – 1995

Evocative Objects: Things We Think with – 2007

The Inner History of Devices – 2008

Falling for Science: Objects in Mind – 2008

Simulation and Its Discontents – 2009

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other – 2011

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age – 2015

The Empathy Diaries: A Memoir – 2021

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