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SALON: Sherry Turkle on Reclaiming Conversation

  • 251 Benefit Street
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • Phone (401) 421-6970
  • Dates: December 2, 2016
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: Free & open to the public

Sherry Turkle on her book Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age.

Turkle has been studying digital culture for over thirty years. Long an enthusiast for its possibilities, she investigates a troubling consequence: at work, at home, in politics, and in love, we find ways around conversation, tempted by the possibilities of a text or an email in which we don’t have to look, listen, or reveal ourselves. Turkle argues that we have come to a better understanding of where our technology can and cannot take us and that the time is right to reclaim conversation, the most human – and humanizing – thing that we do.

Book sale to follow program.