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Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet
From the Publisher: A Question of Identity Life on the Screen is a fascinating and wide-ranging investigation of the impact of computers and networking on society, peoples' perceptions of
Life on the Screen
Epistemological Pluralism: Styles and Voices within the Computer Culture
  • S. Turkle, S. Papert
  • Art, Computer Science
    Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • 1 October 1990
Diversity is found in the practice of computing that is denied by its social construction: highly successful programmers use concrete and personal approaches to knowledge that are far from the cultural stereotypes of formal mathematics.
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
Consider Facebookits human contact, only easier to engage with and easier to avoid. Developing technology promises closeness. Sometimes it delivers, but much of our modern life leaves us less
Epistemological Pluralism and the Revaluation of the Concrete.
concrete. In the simplest case, an object moving on a computer screen might be defined by the most formal of rules and so be like a construct in pure mathematics; but at the same time it is visible,
A sociable robot to encourage social interaction among the elderly
Evidence that although current models for introduction of robotic companions stress individual encounters, a social community alternative is promising is presented, finding that even where individual encounters are significant, sensitivity to social dimensions improve the benefits of these encounters.
Cyberspace and Identity
We come to see ourselves differently as we catch sight of our images in the mirror of the machine. Over a decade ago, when I first called the computer a "second self" (1984), these
Relational artifacts with children and elders: the complexities of cybercompanionship
This article reports on the relationships children and seniors formed with the robots, focusing on how robots provoke reflection on such issues as what is aliveness, what is special about being a person, and what is the role of thought and feeling in defining human uniqueness.