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Welcome to the schedule for BBF 2016! Please note that with the exception of the following sessions (Life without Envy, The Art of Perspective, Writing with Risk, Sound Advice, and Lore), absolutely every session at the BBF is free, and no tickets or preregistration are required. Thanks, and enjoy your day!
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Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle is a media scholar, psychologist, and social researcher who has studied digital culture for over thirty years. She is the Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT and is also the founder and current director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Her work, including The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit; Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet; and Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other, studies how technology shapes our relationships--with each other, with ourselves, and with technology itself. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship, and the Harvard Centennial Medal, and she frequently appears as a media commentator for CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, the BBC, and NPR. Her most recent New York Times bestseller, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, is described by Kirkus as a “timely wake-up call urging us to cherish the intimacy of direct, unscripted communication.”


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