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Reclaiming Conversation

We text, tweet, snap, and chat all day but are we ever engaging in meaningful conversation that surpasses 140 characters? Our constant social digital engagement can prevent us from feeling alone, but are we truly connected?

In her new book, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in the Digital Age, media scholar Sherry Turkle deplores the consequences of our excessive reliance on tech devices to communicate with each other.

Future Tense
invites you to look up from that screen, put away your device for a little while, and join us at Civic Hall for a conversation between Sherry Turkle and Slatestaff writer Amanda Hess on how best to connect in the digital age.

Copies of Sherry Turkle's Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in the Digital Agewill be available for purchase. Follow the discussion online using #NANYC and following @NewAmericaNYC.

PARTICIPANTS

Sherry Turkle
Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, MIT
Director, MIT Initiative on Technology and Self
Author, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in the Digital Age
@STurkle

Amanda Hess
Staff writer, Slate
@amandahess