Emotion + Technology: How We are Connected but Alone

“Technology proposes itself as the architect of our intimacies”

Concepts: “The Goldilocks effect” (connection made to measure); “The LifeMix”

“I WANT to have a feeling, therefore I need to send a text”

“I SHARE therefore I AM”

“If we don’t teach our children how to be alone, they will only know how to be lonely”..What happens when we don’t have the “capacity for solitude”?


Sherry Turkle from MIT describes how the technology that envelopes us keeps us connected but alone. We will be watching and discussing these videos and reading the article as a basis for a Socratic circle with Twitter.

2011 Tedx


2012 TedTalk


COMPANION ARTICLE: “The Flight From Conversation”


Thanks to Logan for finding this:


SHERRY’s BIO and QUOTES: http://www.ted.com/speakers/sherry_turkle.html 

OR http://www.mit.edu/~sturkle/

CONVERSATIONS about this TEDTALK: http://www.ted.com/conversations/search?type=keyword&term=Sherry+Turkle%3A+Connected%2C+but+alone%3F&submit=Go


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