Professional Development Master Mind Group
Thursday, July 28, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Amerigos Restaurant at 1239 Ridgeway
Join fellow ATD-Memphis members and guests for discussion of Sherry Turkle’s new book, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in the Digital Age
Please sign up by July 26, by 5:00 p.m. at http://www.tdmemphis.org, so that we can turn in a count to the restaurant.
Food and beverage costs are on your own. Feel free to have dinner or a light snack.
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in the Digital Age
By Sherry Turkle
Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity—and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground.
Turkle has been studying digital culture for over thirty years. Long an enthusiast for its possibilities, here she investigates a troubling consequence: at work, at home, in politics, and in love, we find ways around conversation, tempted by the possibilities of a text or an email in which we don’t have to look, listen, or reveal ourselves.
Based on five years of research and interviews in homes, schools, and the workplace, Turkle argues that we have come to a better understanding of where our technology can and cannot take us and that the time is right to reclaim conversation. The most human—and humanizing—thing that we do.