Being: The Civil Conversations with Krista Tippett

"Alive Enough? Reflecting on our Technology" - Sherry Turkle directs the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Her book, Alone Together, created a catchword for anxiety about the alienating potential of technology. But that's not really Sherry Turkle's message. This hour, as part of The Civil Conversations Project, Krista Tippett explores the real challenge she poses - that we can and must lead examined lives with our digital objects - actively shaping technology to human purposes.

On Being's Civil Conversations Project features six voices of wisdom, poetry and practicality: poet Elizabeth Alexander, philosopher Anthony Appiah, abortion rights activist Frances Kissling, Evangelical educator Richard Mouw, civil rights veteran Vincent Harding, and MIT psychologist and technologist Sherry Turkle. In conversation with Krista Tippett, they model new kinds of conversation and relationship with difference. They offer ideas and tools for healing our fractured civic spaces.

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