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The empathy diaries: Thinking about thinking about technology and self

29 September 2022, 5:30 pm–6:30 pm

UCL Knowledge Lab in the evening. UCL.

Join this event to hear Sherry Turkle reflect on how her work and life drew together to inspire a career that felt more like a calling to explore technology.

This event is free.

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For the 2022 Richard Noss Lecture, Sherry Turkle will discuss her latest book The Empathy Diaries: A Memoire. In the book, Turkle brings together her decades-long, path-breaking research on technology, empathy, and ethics, which has provided an ethnography of our digital world and shown how we remake ourselves in the mirror of our machines.

This event will be particularly useful for those interested in technology, education and social sciences.

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About the Speakers

Sherry Turkle

Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT

She writes on the “subjective side” of people’s relationships with technology, especially computers, and is an expert on culture and therapy, mobile technology, social networking, and sociable robotics. Her latest book, The Empathy Diaries: A Memoir (Penguin Press, 2021), ties together her personal story with her ground-breaking research.

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Professor Allison Littlejohn

Professor and Director at UCL Knowledge Lab

Her work spans the energy, health, finance, education and international development sectors across various countries Read more about Allison’s work.

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Professor Dame Celia Hoyles

Chair of Mathematics Education at IOE

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