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ETEC 525 - Alone Together - Sherry Turkle

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Robert Moushon

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Transcript of ETEC 525 - Alone Together - Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle Ph.D. in Sociology and Personality Psychology
Professor at MIT Sherry Turkle on the Colbert Report Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/371249/january-17-2011/sherry-turkle Part I The Robotic Moment:
In Solitude, New Intimacies Nearest Neighbors Alive Enough True Companions Enchantment Complicities Love’s Labor Lost Communion Weizenbaum’s ELIZA
ELIZA Effect Children's reactions to sociable robots
Ethical dilemma: machines or creatures
Baird’s “upside down test”
“Romantic moment” to the “Robotic moment” AIBO
From companionship to intimate partnership
Roxxxy My Real Baby
From My Real Baby to My Real Babysitter
Don’t we have people for these jobs? Cog
Sociable robots: myth vs. reality Sociable robots and the aging population
Are the “feel-good moments” worth it?
Again, don’t we have people for these jobs? Domo Short Activity - Bacon Number Left Group Part I: The Robotic Moment
Part II: Networked Psychological evolution “Singularity of the moment”
“Sort of alive” to “Alive enough”
Computer evolution What are sociable robots? Robotic moment revisited
Cultural aspects: Japan v. The United States Mertz Let's see how well we work together aloud and together online. Right Group Aloud Together Only Part II How many degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon to... ? Left Group Right Group Online Together Only Use sites like http://imdb.com What Did We Learn from That? or Google search: "Actor" Bacon Number Examples How many degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon to... ? Robert Downey Jr. Always On New State of the Self: Tethered & Marked Absent The New State of the Self: From Life to the Life Mix Multitasking & the Alchemy of Time Growing up Tethered Presentation Anxiety No Need to Call Privacy has Politics Conclusion Networking "Cyborgs"
Moratorium Present yet absent Boundaries between life and game are not easy to maintain Multitasking appears to be productive
Less time to think uninterrupted
Depersonalized individuals Constantly waiting
Lack independence
Anxiety Distrust
Record left Texting = Control
Ending a call is like being rejected
Private call time
Emotions at a distance Political behavior cannot be taken back
Nothing to hide, nothing to fear
Being seen is a goal Discussion Questions Who have we become in the presence of computers? Johnny Depp Two Degrees Depp was in Dark Shadows with
Helena Bonham Carter (and every other
Tim Burton movie) who was in
Novacaine with Johnny Depp Tom Hanks One Degree Kevin Bacon and Tom Hanks
were both in Apollo 13 Val Kilmer First Test
Aloud Together - No Internet Second Test
Alone Together
Use the Internet and then discuss Demi Moore Jennifer Hudson Discussion Questions Can you name something technological in your classroom you rely on too much? Is that something that could be replaced with human interaction?
Benefits? Detriments? Discussion Questions Do you think developing technologies in the realm of sociable robots are making us more vulnerable to isolation and less intimate? Why or why not?
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