Monday, November 14, 2011

Nov. 16: AU presentation on technology and changing relationships

AURORA, Ill. — Digital culture expert and author Sherry Turkle will discuss how technology is changing human relationships during a lecture at Aurora University on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Right-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet. Sherry TurkleTurkle's presentation, "Alone Together: Objects as the Architects of our Intimacies," will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Crimi Auditorium in the Institute for Collaboration, 407 S. Calumet Ave. The lecture is part of the Celebrating Arts and Ideas series at AU.

Admission is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Call (630) 844-4924, or register online.

The definitive expert in her field, Turkle has been studying people's changing relationships with digital culture for three decades. A professor of social studies of science and technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she is also the founder and current director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self.

Turkle's work investigates the intersection of digital technology and human relationships, from the early days of personal computers to our current world of robotics, artificial intelligence, social networking and mobile connectivity. An accomplished author, Turkle's latest book, "Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other" (2011), explores technology's influence on our interpersonal relationships, calling for society to re-examine and redefine its basis for human connections.

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