authors@mit presents: Sherry Turkle, Thursday, November 6

Posted November 5th, 2008 by mit-admin

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Please join authors@mit and the Humanities Library in welcoming Sherry Turkle as she introduces her newest book, “The Inner History of Devices”

In this volume, the third in a trilogy, Turkle combines memoir, clinical writings, and ethnography to draw new perspectives on the experience of technology. HerĀ  personal stories illuminate how technology enters the inner life.

“What a remarkable book—as if it were a magic toolbox, out of this volume come objects with stories: cell phones, dialysis machines, defibrillators, websites, and much more. Using fieldwork, clinical
work, and memory work, Sherry Turkle and her terrific contributors make the material world a place of living meanings that tell a great deal about who we are—and who we are becoming. Even more: this is a
sophisticated book that is great fun to read.” —Peter Galison, Joseph Pellegrino University Professor, Harvard University

“The Inner History of Devices” is published by The MIT Press.

Sherry Turkle is Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT. Her previous books include “Falling for Science: Objects in Mind”, and “Evocative Objects: Things We Think With.”

Where: MIT 35-225, Sloan Laboratory Building

When: Thursday November 6th, 6:00pm

The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

For more information, call call 253-5249, or email authors@mit.edu. See the MIT Press Bookstore’s “Events” page for a list of upcoming events.

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