Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society
Director, Initiative on Technology and Self, MIT
Sherry Turkle is Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor in the Program in Science,
Technology, and Society at MIT and director of MIT's Initiative on Technology
and Self. Turkle has written numerous articles on psychoanalysis and culture and
on the "subjective side" of people's relationships with technology, especially
computers. She is the author of Psychoanalytic Politics: Jacques Lacan and
Freud's French Revolution (1978, revised 1992, and paperback 1981) and The
Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit (1984, paperback 1985; revised
edition forthcoming). Her most recent book, Life on the Screen: Identity in the
Age of the Internet (1995, paperback 1997) explores the psychology of
computer-mediated communication on the Internet. Turkle's current research
examines the psychological impact of computational objects as they become
increasingly "relational" artifacts. She is studying a range of objects, from
"affective computers" to robotic dolls and pets.
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