Technology as the Architect of our Intimacies

MIT professor Sherry Turkle, who has studied the relationship between people and technology for 30 years, spoke at the Berkeley Cener for New Media last night. Jen Schradie, a Berkeley graduate student and doctoral candidate, tweeted a summary of the talk.
RT @STurkle: Technology is the Architect of Our Intimacies. I am speaking tonight at Berkeley Center for New Media. http://t.co/Oq78FFH
schradie
September 6, 2011
@sturkle now speaking at #calnewmedia standing room only – Colbert told her "why don’t you teach at the Mass. Institute of Friendship"
schradie
September 7, 2011
@cturkle : At MIT in 1977, she went to a retreat entitled, "How to keep computers busy," @calnewmedia Ah, the irony.
schradie
September 7, 2011
@sturkle at MIT retreat in 1977: only academics would write on a computer. One suggestion: a calendar (dismissed) All agreed on games
schradie
September 7, 2011
@sturkle @calnewmedia: We have become computer’s killer ap
schradie
September 7, 2011
@sturkle in talking about the evolution of computers: "We have become the killer app" @calnewmedia
schradie
September 7, 2011
@sturkle re: computers and technology: No such thing as just a tool. @calnewmedia
schradie
September 7, 2011
2 things happened that made @sturkle more cautionary w/ tech in 1995: socialable robotics and mobile connectivity revolution @calnewmedia
schradie
September 7, 2011
@sturkle: I’m very prorobot I’m not a luddite. I love robots. What I don’t like in a robot is Take care of me and I’ll love you @calnewmedia
schradie
September 7, 2011
@sturkle: identity exploring online Life on the Screen was a bit naive b/c assumed on and off in virtual/real wrld @calnewmedia.
schradie
September 7, 2011
@sturkle: My model had not taken into account the "always on culture." @calnewmedia
schradie
September 7, 2011
Re: Life on the Screen – @sturkle: I had not taken seriously how we could bail out of the physical /real anytime we wanted to. @calnewmedia
schradie
September 7, 2011
@sturkle. Just b/c we grow up with the Internet doesn’t mean the Internet is all grown up. @calnewmedia
schradie
September 7, 2011
@sturkle: Texting at funerals is major. @calnewmedia
schradie
September 7, 2011
@sturkle: Parents complain about kids texting at the dinner table but it’s really parents who are doing it. @calnewmedia
schradie
September 7, 2011
@sturkle. We’d rather text than hide. It’s a technology we can hide. Online we can be who we want to be. @calnewmedia
schradie
September 7, 2011
@sturkle: We don’t allow ourselves the time to explain complicated problems. We train ourselves to answer simpler questions. @calnewmedia
schradie
September 7, 2011
@sturkle: People measure success by e-mails, calls, texts answered. @calnewmedia
schradie
September 7, 2011
@sturkle: We tell our children that world is inc. complex but we have created a com. medium that reduces time to sit & think. @calnewmedia
schradie
September 7, 2011
@sturkle: We have gone from "I have a feeling, I want to make a call" to "I want to have a feeling, I need to send a text." @calnewmedia WOW
schradie
September 7, 2011
What’s not being cultivated with new media is the ability to being alone to gather oneself. @calnewmedia
schradie
September 7, 2011
@sturkle: What’s not being cultivated with new media is the ability to be alone to gather oneself. @calnewmedia
schradie
September 7, 2011

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