Photo: Joyce van Belkom
United States, 1948
sociologist and social media expert

Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle is a clinical psychologist. She studied sociology and psychology at Harvard, and has been Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1999. Her book Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other (2011) completed Turkle’s trilogy on the human aspects of digital technology, whose other parts were The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit (1984) and Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet (1995).

Published in

Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 37


Speaker at



Nexus Masterclass Sherry Turkle

Alone Together

22 September 2011 16.00 - 17.30 Auditorium Tilburg University

Sherry Turkle makes a plea in favour of a digital ethics for social media. During the Nexus Masterclass she debates with students about mobile connectivity, online privacy, and internet addiction. ‘It is important to stay aware of the bigger picture: does technology serve my human purposes?’ This compilation of the lecture, masterclass and three interviews is produced by Jef Monte from Dieperbeeld.


De Volkskrant: Sherry Turkle ontdekte in 1995 als een van de eersten de enorme vrijheid die internet bood. Ze werd de lieveling van de technogeneratie. Inmiddels heeft ze ook de donkere kant ontdekt. Ze ontwaart een nieuwe houding: ik deel, dus ik besta. Interview door Peter Giesen. Copyright Joyce van Belkom.