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Original, absorbing, and beautifully written, this collection of essays will forever change the way you look at the objects in your life. -- Helen Epstein, author of Children of the Holocaust and Where She Came From: A Daughter's Search for her Mother's History Evocative Objects is a collection of great richness and complexity. Reading these essays transforms one"s sense of the most commonplace objects, and prompts us to explore the palimpsest of the past within us. -- Jill Ker Conway, President Emerita, Smith College, author of The Road from Coorain
Sherry Turkle is Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT and Founder and Director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. A psychoanalytically trained sociologist and psychologist, she is the author of The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit (Twentieth Anniversary Edition, MIT Press), Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet, and Psychoanalytic Politics: Jacques Lacan and Freud's French Revolution. She is the editor of Evocative Objects: Things We Think With, Falling for Science: Objects in Mind, and The Inner History of Devices, all three published by the MIT Press.
A wonderfully evocative (there really is no other word for it) series of meditations on meaningful objects. -- PD Smith * The Guardian *