Cellphones have become a necessary nuisance in thousands of American classrooms. Each semester, instructors restrict cell phone use during classtime. Sherry Turkle, M.I.T. professor and author of “Reclaiming Conversation: the Power of Talk in the Digital Age,” laments that even …
From the early days of personal computers to our current world of robotics, artificial intelligence, social networking and mobile connectivity, Sherry Turkle has spent the last 30 years exploring the relationship between people and technology. It’s complex. It’s ever-changing. And it affects everything – how we work and learn, how we parent and govern, and even how we love.
Currently, she’s focused on bringing attention to the power of talk in our digital culture, helping businesses, schools and societies understand why Reclaiming Conversation™ is so important and how to make it happen.