This is an interesting video lecture about how technology affects us and our relationships with people. I’m really curious about this. If I do a Master’s degree, I think research surrounding this could be interesting. I feel like this is being discussed a lot recently, especially in Christian culture.
Her analysis is interesting, although it’s a long video. I thought it was interesting how she talked about the 15 year olds at a birthday party. Phones allow you to “leave” when you’re feeling awkward, rather than sticking it out. How many awkward situations are avoided because you have a phone? Sitting at an airport, waiting for the bus, sitting at a restaurant by yourself? We’ve become unused to being still and really being “alone”.
Sherry Turkle: Expecting More from Technology and Less from Each Other
February 4, 2011 Sherry Turkle director, MIT Initiative on Technology and Self