A Turkle Summer of Reading: Reclaiming Conversation
As a cyberpsychologist, I care deeply about human-technology interactions, follow related headlines, and voraciously read whatever books, articles, or scholarly materials available in this important field.
Along that vein, I’ll be reading several of Sherry Turkle’s books in the coming summer months.
Turkle’s resume in human-technology interaction is notable and highly esteemed, and while she’s written several books, I’m starting with her 2015 book, Reclaiming Conversation.
In Reclaiming Conversation, Turkle argues that our mediated and digital technologies are degrading our sense of conversation. These conversational declines, in turn, are continuously chipping away at our ability to empathize with others.
While I’ve only recently begun reading Reclaiming Conversation, I’ve already accrued several ideas and inspired comments as a result of Turkle’s writing and brilliance. I’ve been taking copious notes and look forward to composing a more involved book review in the coming weeks.