Alone together : why we expect more from technology and less from each other

Author
Turkle, Sherry.
Title
Alone together : why we expect more from technology and less from each other / Sherry Turkle.
Format
Book
Published
New York : Basic Books, c2011.
Description
xvii, 360 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-348) and index.
Contents
Author's note: Turning points -- Introduction: Alone together -- Part 1. The robotic moment: in solitude, new intimacies. Nearest neighbors ; Alive enough ; True companions ; Enchantment ; Complicities ; Love's labor lost ; Communion -- Part 2. Networked: in intimacy, new solitudes. Always on ; Growing up tethered ; No need to call ; Reduction and betrayal ; True confessions ; Anxiety ; The nostalgia of the young -- Conclusion: Necessary conversations -- Epilogue: The letter.
Summary
In "Alone Together," MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically alter our social lives. It's a nuanced exploration of what we are looking for--and sacrificing--in a world of electronic companions and social networking tools, and an argument that, despite the hand-waving of today's self-described prophets of the future, it will be the next generation who will chart the path between isolation and connectivity.
Subject headings
Information technology--Social aspects.
Interpersonal relations.
Human-computer interaction.
ISBN
9780465010219
0465010210

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
HM851 .T86 2011
Location
Missing
text this call number
Library
Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
HM851 .T86 2011
Location
Wells Library - Undergraduate Services - Core Collection
text this call number
Library
Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Call Number
HM851 .T86 2011
Location
Checked out Due: 01-21-2015
Library
Fort Wayne Helmke Library
Call Number
HM851 .T86 2011
Location
Checked out Due: 01-26-2015
Library
Indpls - IUPUI University Library
Call Number
HM851 .T86 2011
Location
Missing
text this call number
Library
Kokomo Library
Call Number
HM851 .T86 2011
Location
Checked out Due: 02-03-2015
Library
South Bend - Schurz Library
Call Number
HM851 .T86 2011
Location
Checked out Due: 02-04-2015
Library
Southeast Library - New Albany
Call Number
HM851 .T86 2011
Location
Reserve Desk
On Researve at
Southeast Library Reserves/2 hour loan, 1 renewal limit
text this call number