Dialogue in the Digital Age

Join us for a post-show conversation with MIT Professor Sherry Turkle as we discuss the evolution of relationships and communication in this modern, digital age!

Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT. Professor Turkle received a joint doctorate in sociology and personality psychology from Harvard University and is a licensed clinical psychologist.

Her newest book is the New York Times bestseller, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age (Penguin Press, October 2015), which investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity.

Previous works include a trilogy on our evolving relationships in digital culture, The Second Self, Alone Together, and Life on the Screen and, as well as works and edited collections on how we use objects to think with, particularly in the development of ideas about science: Simulation and Its Discontents , Evocative Objects, Falling for Science, and The Inner History of Devices.

Turkle is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship, the Harvard Centennial Medal, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.