Sherry Turkle

Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT, where she is founder and director of the Initiative on Technology and Self. A licensed clinical psychologist, she has spent the last 30 years studying the psychology of people’s relationships with technology. Turkle is the author of five books and three edited collections, most recently the best-selling Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age. A recipient of a Guggenheim and Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship, she is a featured media commentator. She is a recipient of a Harvard Centennial Medal and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Videos/Audio of Sherry Turkle

Technology may teach the pleasures of controlled exchanges—admit it, texting is often so much easier than real-time... See more
While the act of spacing out has long been attributed to fueling creativity, many of us are downright uncomfortable... See more
As educators, parents, policymakers, and psychologists wrestle with the question of what we gain and what we give up as... See more
Kicking of the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival, Walter Isaacson and David G. Bradley are joined by a variety of speakers who... See more
Machines have no friendship to offer, and yet we persist in the desire for conversation, companionship, and even... See more
Always on, always connected, always accessible. What does this non-stop web of conversation and proliferation of... See more