The New York Review of Books — February 25, 2016

We Are Hopelessly Hooked

A review by Jacob Weisberg


The Guardian — October 18, 2015

Sherry Turkle: “I am not anti-technology, I am pro-conversation”


The Boston Globe — October 2, 2015

Sherry Turkle on the power of talking (face to face) 


The Washington Post — October 1, 2015

“The book that will having everyone talking about how we never talk anymore”

A review by Carlos Lozada


 The New York Times Sunday Book Review  — September 28, 2015

“Sherry Turkle’s ‘Reclaiming Conversation'”

A review by Jonathan Franzen

“Sherry Turkle is a singular voice in the discourse about technology. She’s a skeptic who was once a believer, a clinical psychologist among the industry shills and the literary hand-wringers, an empiricist among the cherry-picking anecdotalists, a moderate among the extremists, a realist among the fantasists, a humanist but not a Luddite: a grown-up.”



Here & Now (NPR)

“Sherry Turkle talks about the influence technology is having on us – on our conversations, creativity, ability to empathize, and other aspects of our relationships – and what we can do about it” — January 1, 2016

With Robin Young.


Greater Boston/WGBH News 

“Sherry Turkle On Her New Book ‘Reclaiming Conversation'” — December 15, 2015

With Jim Braude.


PBS NewsHour

“How your cellphone is silently disrupting your social life” — November 27, 2015

Jeffrey Brown reviews “Reclaiming Conversation” for the NewsHour Bookshelf and speaks with its author, Sherry Turkle.


Book TV / C-SPAN2

Book Discussion on “Reclaiming Conversation” — November 2, 2015

With author Prof. Sherry Turkle, Eric Klinenberg, and Marita Sturken.


Arianna Huffington (The Huffington Post)

“Connecting With Sherry Turkle:  My Q and A With the Author of ‘Reclaiming Conversation’” —  October 27, 2015

Prof. Turkle says we no longer have the kinds of conversations in which intimacy and empathy develop, collaboration grows, and creativity thrives.


The Diane Rehm Show (NPR)

“A psychologist [Sherry Turkle] warns that turning to our devices for connection can diminish our capacity for empathy” — October 19, 2015


Science Friday (NPR)

“Sherry Turkle says ‘human relationships are rich, messy, and demanding. When we clean them up with technology, we move from conversation to the efficiencies of mere connection.’” — October 9, 2015

With Ira Flatow.


HUBweek/Boston (Fenway Forum)

“What’s the Right Thing to Do?: A Master Class with Michael Sandel” — October 4, 2015

Described as a “rockstar moralist” by Newsweek, Harvard Professor Michael Sandel welcomes an all-star panel including Arianna Huffington, Yo-Yo Ma, Alexis Wilkinson, Sherry Turkle, and others for a lively discussion about hard ethical questions such as ‘Should we try to live forever? Make machines that can outthink us? Create perfect kids? Trade our privacy for convenience?’ Emcee’d by WBUR’s Robin Young, at Faneuel Hall. (Panelist introductions begin at 19 minutes into the video.)


Weekend Edition (NPR)

“Making the case for face to face in an era of digital conversation” — September 26, 2015

“When Sherry Turkle came into the studio for her interview with NPR’s Scott Simon, she left her cell phone outside. ‘I gave my iPhone to someone … out of my line of vision,’ she says, ‘because research shows that the very sight of the iPhone anywhere in your line of vision actually changes the conversation.’”


Good Morning America

Learning to Let Go of Tech Gadgets – September 28, 2015

This follows Sherry’s front-page piece in the Sunday Review section of the New York Times, “Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.” which went viral online along with Jonathan Franzen’s glowing cover review for the New York Times Book Review.



Conversations in the Digital Age – October 7, 2015


Moyers & Company (PBS)

“Sherry Turkle on Being Alone Together” – October 18, 2013

Sherry tells Bill Moyers: “What concerns me as a developmental psychologist is watching children grow in this new world where being bored is something that never has to be tolerated for a moment.”


TED Radio Hour (NPR)

“Are We Plugged-In, Connected, but Alone?”  – March 15, 2013

With Guy Raz.  “Sherry Turkle looks at how technology redefines human connection and what we expect from each other.”


Fresh Air with Terry Gross (NPR)

“In Constant Digital Contact, We feel Alone Together”  – October 18, 2012

In Turkle’s interviews with adults and teenagers, she found people of all ages are drawn to their devices for a similar reason: ‘What is so seductive about texting, about keeping that phone on, about that little red light on the BlackBerry, is you want to know who wants you’”.


The Economist’s Human Potential Summit

“The New Office” Session — September 14, 2011

Sherry Turkle argues that society needs to move away from multitasking in favor of “unitasking” during ‘The New Office’ session moderated by Matthew Bishop, U.S. business editor for The Economist (September 14, 2011, New York City).


On Being with Krista Tippett (American Public Media)

“Alive Enough? Reflecting on Our Technology”  — April 7, 2011

“And here is the starting point for the conversation [Sherry Turkle] would encourage all of us to have within ourselves, within our workplaces, and especially within our families: just because we’ve grown up with the Internet doesn’t mean the Internet is grown up.” [on-air interview plus transcript]


Here and Now (NPR/WBUR FM)

“MIT professor calls for facing the true costs of technology” — January 14, 2011

With Robin Young.


Frontline (PBS tv/web report)

“Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier” — February 2, 2010

Interview with Sherry Turkle. (Website also contains edited transcript of that interview, conducted on September 22, 2009.)



Wisdom 2.0 — March 2013

 “The Questions We’re Not Asking.” 


TED Conference 2012 — March 2012

“Connected, but Alone?”



The Atlantic Magazine — January/February 2014

“Saving the Lost Art of Conversation: In a fast-paced digital age, an MIT psychologist tries to slow us down”

A profile by Megan Garber.


The New York Times — November 8, 2007

Really Thinking About Things,

A profile by Penelope Green, “Sherry Turkle, who has studied people’s relationships with computers, has turned her focus to how people relate to common items.”