The Resource The second self : computers and the human spirit, Sherry Turkle, (electronic book)

The second self : computers and the human spirit, Sherry Turkle, (electronic book)

Label
The second self : computers and the human spirit
Title
The second self
Title remainder
computers and the human spirit
Statement of responsibility
Sherry Turkle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Second Self, Sherry Turkle looks at the computer not as a "tool," but as part of our social and psychological lives; she looks beyond how we use computer games and spreadsheets to explore how the computer affects our awareness of ourselves, of one another, and of our relationship with the world. "Technology," she writes, "catalyzes changes not only in what we do but in how we think." First published in 1984, The Second Self is still essential reading as a primer in the psychology of computation. This twentieth anniversary edition allows us to reconsider two decades of computer culture--to (re)experience what was and is most novel in our new media culture and to view our own contemporary relationship with technology with fresh eyes. Turkle frames this classic work with a new introduction, a new epilogue, and extensive notes added to the original text. Turkle talks to children, college students, engineers, AI scientists, hackers, and personal computer owners--people confronting machines that seem to think and at the same time suggest a new way for us to think--about human thought, emotion, memory, and understanding. Her interviews reveal that we experience computers as being on the border between inanimate and animate, as both an extension of the self and part of the external world. Their special place betwixt and between traditional categories is part of what makes them compelling and evocative. (In the introduction to this edition, Turkle quotes a PDA user as saying, "When my Palm crashed, it was like a death. I thought I had lost my mind.") Why we think of the workings of a machine in psychological terms--how this happens, and what it means for all of us--is the ever more timely subject of The Second Self. --
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Turkle, Sherry
Dewey number
004
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76
LC item number
.T85 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Computers
  • Electronic data processing
Label
The second self : computers and the human spirit, Sherry Turkle, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-358) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10173552
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
20th anniversary ed., 1st MIT Press ed.
Extent
xi, 372 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The second self : computers and the human spirit, Sherry Turkle, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-358) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10173552
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
20th anniversary ed., 1st MIT Press ed.
Extent
xi, 372 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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