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Sherry Turkle

Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology and Founding Director, Initiative on Technology and Self​, MIT

Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society and the founding director of MIT’s Initiative on Technology and Self. She researches how technology can undermine our capacities for empathy and solitude and how to design for our human vulnerability. The author of Reclaiming Conversation and Alone Together, Turkle’s latest book is The Empathy Diaries, a Memoir. Her commentary has appeared in The New York Times, Scientific American, and WIRED. A Harvard Centennial medalist and Guggenheim and Rockefeller humanities fellowships recipient, Turkle was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2014.

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