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“Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age”
March 31, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
A generation has grown up feeling that “it would rather text than talk,” along with believing that it is possible to share our attention during almost everything we do. What are the costs of a “flight from conversation” in personal life, among one’s family and friends? What are the costs in the work world? And most importantly, what can we do about it?
Professor, author, consultant and researcher Sherry Turkle has spent the last 30 years studying the psychology of people’s relationships with technology. She is the Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology and Society at MIT, as well as the founder and current director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self.
Presented by the University of Arizona’s: Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry, University Libraries, College of Humanities, Digital Learning, Student Engagement, Student Affairs & Enrollment Management and the School of Information.