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EXPERT AUTHOR: Sherry Turkle is a major scholar in the robotics, neuroscience, and psych/media/cultural studies worlds. She is one of the foremost intellectuals interested in the intersections between virtual life, technology, and human behavior, and has a strong following. *NEW RESEARCH: In 2001, Turkle founded the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Through this organisation, she has conducted a decade of research and reflection on the subjective side of technology, raising the level of public discourse on the social and psychological dimensions of technological change. *BROAD AUDIENCE: With the rise of identity technologies in the 21st century, everyone who owns a Blackberry, surfs the internet, or remembers nurturing a Tamagotchi in the 1990s will have enormous interest in Alone Together. In these "techno-enthusiastic" times, we brag about our new gadgets and ability to be accessible 24/7; Turkle asks what the consequences of this all-encompassing zeitgeist are. *MAJOR AUTHOR PLATFORM: Turkle is the first woman to have appeared on the cover of Wired magazine. Her work and expertise has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, The Boston Globe, USA Today, and US Glamour, among others.

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Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauze 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 or The Second Self and Life on the Screen. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Jill Conway, President emerita, Smith College, and author of "The Road from Coorain
""Based on an ambitious research program, and written in a clear and beguiling style, this book which will captivate both scholar and general reader and it will be a landmark in the study of the impact of social media."
Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Laboratory
"Sherry Turkle is the Margaret Mead of digital culture. Parents and teachers: If you want to understand (and support) your children as they navigate the emotional undercurrents in today's technological world, this is the book you need to read. Every chapter is full of great insights and great writing."
Kevin Kelly, author of "What Technology Wants""No one has a better handle on how we are using material technology to transform our immaterial 'self' than Sherry Turkle. She is our techno-Freud, illuminating our inner transformation long before we

"New York Times Book Review
""""[Turkle] summarizes her new view of things with typical eloquence...fascinating, readable.""Wall Street Journal
""What [Turkle] brings to the topic that is new is more than a decade of interviews with teens and college students in which she plumbs the psychological effect of our brave new devices on the generation that seems most comfortable with them." Newsweek.com
"A fascinating portrait of our changing relationship with technology." "Natural History ""Magazine
""A fascinating, insightful and disquieting "intimate ethnography" of our digital, robotic moment in history." "American Prospect
""Turkle is a gifted and imaginative writer...[who] pushes interesting arguments with an engaging style."Jill Conway, President emerita, Smith College, and author of "The Road from Coorain
""Based on an ambitious research program, and written in a clear and beguiling style, this book which will captivate both scholar and general reader and it will be a landmark in the study of the impact of social media."Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Laboratory
"Sherry Turkle is the Margaret Mead of digital culture. Parents and teachers: If you want to understand (and support) your children as they navigate the emotional undercurrents in today's technological world, this is the book you need to read. Every chapter is full of great insights and great writing."
Kevin Kelly, author of "What Technology Wants""No one has a better handle on how we are using material technology to transform our immaterial 'self' than Sherry Turkle. She is our techno-Freud, illuminating our inner transformation long before we are able see it. This immensely satisfying book is a deep journey to our future selves."
Douglas Rushkoff, author of "Program or Be Programmed"""Alone Together" is a deep yet accessible, bold yet gentle, frightening yet reassuring accoun


"New York Times Book Review
""[Turkle] summarizes her new view of things with typical eloquence...fascinating, readable.""Wall Street Journal
""What [Turkle] brings to the topic that is new is more than a decade of interviews with teens and college students in which she plumbs the psychological effect of our brave new devices on the generation that seems most comfortable with them." Newsweek.com
"A fascinating portrait of our changing relationship with technology." "Natural History ""Magazine
""A fascinating, insightful and disquieting "intimate ethnography" of our digital, robotic moment in history." "American Prospect
""Turkle is a gifted and imaginative writer...[who] pushes interesting arguments with an engaging style."Jill Conway, President emerita, Smith College, and author of "The Road from Coorain
""Based on an ambitious research program, and written in a clear and beguiling style, this book which will captivate both scholar and general reader and it will be a landmark in the study of the impact of social media."Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Laboratory
"Sherry Turkle is the Margaret Mead of digital culture. Parents and teachers: If you want to understand (and support) your children as they navigate the emotional undercurrents in today's technological world, this is the book you need to read. Every chapter is full of great insights and great writing."
Kevin Kelly, author of "What Technology Wants""No one has a better handle on how we are using material technology to transform our immaterial 'self' than Sherry Turkle. She is our techno-Freud, illuminating our inner transformation long before we are able see it. This immensely satisfying book is a deep journey to our future selves."
Douglas Rushkoff, author of "Program or Be Programmed"""Alone Together" is a deep yet accessible, bold yet gentle, frightening yet reassuring account


Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Laboratory
"Sherry Turkle is the Margaret Mead of digital culture. Parents and teachers: If you want to understand (and support) your children as they navigate the emotional undercurrents in today's technological world, this is the book you need to read. Every chapter is full of great insights and great writing."
Kevin Kelly, author of What Technology Wants"No one has a better handle on how we are using material technology to transform our immaterial 'self' than Sherry Turkle. She is our techno-Freud, illuminating our inner transformation long before we are able see it. This immensely satisfying book is a deep journey to our future selves."
Douglas Rushkoff, author of Program or Be Programmed"Alone Together
is a deep yet accessible, bold yet gentle, frightening yet reassuring account of how people continue to find one another in an increasingly mediated landscape. If the net and humanity could have a couples therapist, it would be Sherry Turkle." Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
New York Times Book Review
"[Turkle] summarizes her new view of things with typical eloquence...fascinating, readable."Wall Street Journal
"What [Turkle] brings to the topic that is new is more than a decade of interviews with teens and college students in which she plumbs the psychological effect of our brave new devices on the generation that seems most comfortable with them." Newsweek.com
"A fascinating portrait of our changing relationship with technology." Natural History Magazine
"A fascinating, insightful and disquieting "intimate ethnography" of our digital, robotic moment in history." American Prospect
"Turkle is a gifted and imaginative writer...[who] pushes interesting arguments with an engaging style."Jill Conway, President emerita, Smith College, and author of The Road from Coorain
"Based on an ambitious research program, and written in a clear and beguiling style, this book which will captivate both scholar and general reader and it will be a landmark in the study of the impact of social media."

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