"Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age"

A generation has grown up feeling that “it would rather text than talk,” along with believing that it is possible to share our attention during almost everything we do. What are the costs of a “flight from conversation” in personal life and in the work world? Most importantly, what can we do about it?

Professor, author, consultant and researcher Sherry Turkle has spent the last 30 years studying the psychology of people’s relationships with technology. She is the Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology and Society at MIT, as well as the founder and current director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Read the New York Times book review, check out this Q&A in The Guardian. 

Copies of Dr. Turkle's New York Times best-selling book will be available for purchase at the event, and a book signing will follow the lecture. 

The event is presented by Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry. It is cosponsored by UA’s Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, University Libraries, School of Information and College of Humanities.

Paid parking available at the Sixth Street Garage, 1119 E. 6th St. Follow the signs from the garage west to the building and the room – N120, located in the building’s northeast quadrant.

Questions? Call Jamie at 621-0599 or email jlmanser@email.arizona.edu.


Event Location: 

ENR2 Room N120, 1064 E. Lowell St.


Friday, February 3, 2017 - 7:30pm

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