Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT, and the founder and current director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Professor Turkle writes on the "subjective side" of people's relationships with technology, especially computers. She is the author of Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other and Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age.


The Assault on Empathy

With toys for children that declare their love and want to chat, we bring to life a longstanding fantasy that machines might be our companions, that they might seem to not only be smart, but also to care about us.