Wed 1/26, 2011, 7:30pm
Sherry Turkle
Isolation Fueled by Technology

Technology promises closeness–social networking helps us interact, modulate relationships, and make those relationships easier to handle–and sometimes it delivers. But much of our modern life, says MIT Professor Sherry Turkle, leaves us less connected to people and more connected to simulations of them. Turkle, author of Alone Together, explores how our narcissistic use of technology is fueling disturbing levels of isolation, as well as what we are looking for–and sacrificing–in a world of electronic companions. Presented by The Town Hall Center for Civic Life, with Elliott Bay Book Company. Series media sponsorship provided by PubliCola. Series supported by The Boeing Company Charitable Trust and the RealNetworks Foundation.

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