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The second self : computers and the human spirit

Author: Sherry Turkle
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1984.
Series: ACLS Humanities e-book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the effect of the new "computer culture" on both children and adults and theorizes that computers are responsible for the new wave of mechanical determinism and a revival of mysticism and spirituality.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Turkle, Sherry.
Second self.
New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1984
(OCoLC)563120023
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sherry Turkle
ISBN: 0671468480 9780671468484 0671606026 9780671606022
OCLC Number: 10273404
Description: 362 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The evocative object --
Growing up with computers: the animation of the machine. Child philosophers: are smart machines alive? --
Video games and computer holding power --
Child programmers: the first generation --
Adolescence and identity: finding yourself in the machine --
The new computer cultures: the mechanization of the mind. Personal computers with personal meanings --
Hackers: loving the machine for itself --
The new philosophers of artificial intelligence: a culture with global aspirations --
Into a new age. Thinking of yourself as a machine --
The human spirit in a computer culture --
Notes. On method: a sociology of sciences of mind --
Children's psychological discourse: methods and data summary.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities e-book.
Responsibility: by Sherry Turkle.

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Examines the effect of the new "computer culture" on both children and adults and theorizes that computers are responsible for the new wave of mechanical determinism and a revival of mysticism and spirituality.

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