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Tag: Sherry Turkle



Cyborg Babies and Cy-Dough-Plasm Ideas about Self and Life in the Culture of Simulation

Turkle Sherry

In Cyborg Babies: From Technosex to Technotots, Robbie Davis-Floyd and Joseph Dumit (eds.). New York: Routledge, 1998.


What Are We Thinking About When We Are Thinking About Computers?

Turkle Sherry

Computers offer themselves as models of mind and as "objects to think with." They do this in several ways. There is, first of all, the world of computational theories. Some artificial intelligence researchers explicitly endeavor to build machines that model the human mind. Proponents of artificial life use computational processes capable of replication and evolution to redraw the boundaries of what counts as "alive." And second, there is the world of computational objects themselves: everything from toys and games to simulation software and Internet connections