Ideas Worth Spreading: Sherry Turkle and The Architecture of Intimacy

Reclaiming Our Humanity

Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle’s latest book, Alone Together, is a guide to the perplexed, a soulful meditation on the spirit of the times. Here’s a scholar making sense of humanity’s uneasy confrontation with weird things such as “social robotics” and equally strange behaviors such as texting during Shiva visits. Media reviews have long underestimated the urgent relevance of Turkle’s work.