Often, we think having a constant connection allows us the ability to multitask, but author and sociologist Sherry Turkle
offers a radically different view of multitasking: "When we think we are multitasking, our brains are actually moving quickly from one thing to the next, and our performance degrades for each new task we add to the mix." (3) Each text we respond to, each social media video we look at and each email we answer breaks our practice, and thus, our progress.
, for instance, is concerned that design cues can trick us into thinking some robots are expressing emotion back toward us.
, a professor at MIT, has built her career on studying and understanding the development, evolution, and impact of online communication.
As Sherry Turkle
of MIT notes, for some activities, the involvement of a machine spoils the experience.
As Sherry Turkle
of MIT notes, for some activities the involvement of a machine spoils the experience.
'Technology makes us forget what we know about life,' said psychologist Sherry Turkle
, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who studies people's relationships with machines.
, a Sociologist and Psychologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been writing about our relationship with our technology for decades.
Informed by the observations of social media participants by Baym, James, Turkle
, and van Dijck, he begins with people's confused or conflicted presence(s) on social media.
Because Facebook Allows Us To Be Better Versions Of Ourselves: In her bestselling book Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age , MIT's Sherry Turkle
notes that we often use Facebook to "reflect the person want to be, aspirational self."
In Hamlet's Blackberry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age and Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology, commentator William Powers and MIT professor Sherry Turkle
dive deep into the perils of 'connectedness' that shallow mode of engagement fostered by the Internet which ruins concentration, undermines real-life relationships and impairs the potential for art, education, romance and fulfilment.
There are a number of books published recently, many of which are edited collections, which have the Internet, Social Media and Information Technology as their subject matter (for examples see Akhtar, 2011; Cundy, 2015a; Lemma, 2015; Lemma & Caparrotta, 2014; Savege Scharff, 2015; Turkle
, 2015; Weiss & Schneider, 2014; Weitz, 2014).
Kinney's work underscores Turkle
's point that objects can function as touchstones of imagination, provocation, and in this case, connection between past and present.