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Left to our own devices : hacking technology to reclaim our relationships, health, and focus

Author: Margaret E Morris
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Unexpected ways that individuals adapt technology to reclaim what matters to them, from working through conflict with smart lights to celebrating gender transition with selfies.We have been warned about the psychological perils of technology: distraction, difficulty empathizing, and loss of the ability (or desire) to carry on a conversation. But our devices and data are woven into our lives. We can't simply reject  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Morris, Margaret E.
Left to our own devices.
Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018013341
(OCoLC)1029769629
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret E Morris
ISBN: 9780262350396 0262350394
OCLC Number: 1077291875
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
The meaning of light --
Conversational catalysts --
Meaningful measures --
Remembering and forgetting --
Beyond the hook-up --
Picturing ourselves --
Micro connections --
Therapy, virtually.
Responsibility: Margaret Morris ; foreword by Sherry Turkle.

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