Episode 16 | Part One: A Conversation with Sherry Turkle

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This week, Clint is pleased to have a conversation with Sherry Turkle. The New York Times called Sherry’s new memoir The Empathy Diaries “a beautiful memoir about the life of the mind and the life of the senses.” Sherry is also a professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT and the author of the best seller, Reclaiming Conversation. In part one, Clint and Sherry discuss the reasons we truly can’t connect on a Zoom call, how she defines empathy, and why the “capacity to be alone is the capacity to know enough about yourself and who you are, and be comfortable enough with that.”

About Sherry Turkle:
Sherry ​is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT and the founding director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. A licensed clinical psychologist, she is the author of six books, including ​Alone Together​ and theNew York Times ​bestseller ​Reclaiming Conversation​, as well as the editor of three collections. AMs. Magazine​ Woman of the Year, a TED speaker, and featured media commentator, Turkle is a recipient of Guggenheim and Rockefeller Humanities fellowships and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.