Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less From Each Other. LSE June 2nd

Professor Sherry Turkle LSE events

Institute of Social Psychology public lecture

London School of Economics

Time: 6.30-8pm  Venue:  Old Theatre, Old Building  Speaker: Professor Sherry Turkle

The London School of Economics has free public events throughout the year with excellent and diverse speakers.  I forgot to post that today Sandra Day O’Connor, former Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, was speaking at lunchtime.   I intended to go but unfortunately got sidetracked.

The next one that looks interesting is a talk by Professor Sherry Turkle.

According to the LSE Website:

Facebook. Twitter. Second Life. “Smart” phones. Robot pets. Robot lovers. Thirty years ago we asked what we would use computers for – now the question is what we don’t use them for. In this lecture, MIT technology and society specialist Sherry Turkle issues a wake-up call based on her fifteen year exploration of our lives in the digital realm. She shows how our narcissistic use of technology is fuelling disturbing levels of isolation, leaving us incapable of distinguishing the difference between true human connection and digital communication.

Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT, the founder and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, and a licensed clinical psychologist. She is the author of The Second Self and Life on the Screen, which with Alone Together forms a trilogy. Professor Turkle lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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