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”?

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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

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2012 TedTalk


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COMPANION ARTICLE: “The Flight From Conversation”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

Thanks to Logan for finding this:

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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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