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Social Scientist Sherry Turkle | Meeting the Minds

She studies our affection for objects

Sherry Turkle has edited three books that explore how technology ''intrudes on our lives.'' Sherry Turkle has edited three books that explore how technology ''intrudes on our lives.'' (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
By Billy Baker
Globe Correspondent / November 17, 2008

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In 1976, when Sherry Turkle arrived at MIT to teach the sociology of science, she quickly noticed how the still-new computer was becoming part of the fabric and language of daily life. When she probed deeper, she found "there was a real passionate attachment to the computer, a possibility to project yourself into the machine." (Full article: 794 words)

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