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Buy Evocative Objects: Things We Think With (The MIT Press) Reprint by Sherry Turkle (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices. We tend to view objects as either mundane, workaday items – tools – or as things of beauty, say a vase or a sculpture. But for Turkle, a. Evocative Objects. Things We Think With edited by Sherry Turkle. The MIT Press Cambridge, Massachusetts. London, England.

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Magazine and among the “forty under forty” who are changing the nation by Esquire Magazine. Essays by Turkle begin and end the collection, inviting us to look more closely at the everyday objects of our lives, the familiar objects that drive our routines, hold our affections, and open out our world in unexpected ways.

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Incredibly dull, very little personality, and a slow read as you strain to find much of any substance, or meaning in the stories. To evoke, for me, is to awaken emotion and suerry a Before I start, may I say that I love the jacket on this? And many of them felt the need to quote Proust and his inevitable Madelaine, it does not seem possible to write about memory without bringing that up. Jun 26, Tanya rated it it was ok. It gave me pause to think about museums as evocaive that hold tangible objects in stewardship for everyone.

Aug 22, Samantha rated it it was amazing. Jan 13, Cyndie rated it liked it Shelves: Oobjects 23, Margaret Sankey rated it liked it. In another compilation by technology sociologist Sherry Turkle, people reflect evofative the way they interact with objects, yielding essays on a diverse range of subjects–embracing a cello, using piano and computer keyboards, dependence and resentment of a blood glucose monitor, building a home made radio, sensei-made karate liniment, children and stuffed animals, curating a collection of mummies, toddlers afraid of vacuum cleaners, a lost datebook, a grandmother’s rolling pin and a beloved old car.


It was given to me trkle a gift, and has added a level of understanding to the tiny, seemingly lifeless objects I remain connected to, when I didn’t think I needed to understand their presence any further.

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Professor Turkle received a joint doctorate in sociology and personality psychology from Harvard University and is a licensed clinical psychologist. Refresh and try again.

Mind opening and good to read in fits and starts. Thanks for telling us about the problem. However, as Turkle’s collection both shows and tells, it did so at the expense of fully illuminating the vast meanings objects evok This book is one of a number recently published, all of which justify themselves as providing needed voices for material objects in our culture.

Mar 23, Cynthia Dechenes rated it liked it. Most of On our connections to eveyday things My own experiences echoes that of the previous reviewer David Block. Which might be true, but made for tedious and repetitive reading. I set this book aside, in June.

Again, like many books I read, I saw this at work and decided I’d give it a go. Perhaps the best response to reading this book is to write your own personal chapter about similar objects in your own life, perhaps one that connects you to a previous generation.

I love this book of essays for its terrific merging of science and the humanities. Lia Shade rated it really liked it Jul 15, But maybe I’m just an emotional lush – the essay on the rolling pin was my favorite.

Imbued with both the pain of loss and the beauty of youth, the pin evokes stories of family history and the challenges of parent-child relationships. Should be nibbled on, don’t overdo it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

These days, Evocstive Sherry Turkle, “We think with the objects we love; we love the objects we think with. Professor Turkle writes on the “subjective side” of people’s relationships with technology, especially computers. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


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Unless assigned as class reading material, I recommend avoiding this one. Aug 18, ChromaticRat rated it liked it.

Evocative Objects: Things We Think With

And many of them felt the need to quote Proust and This is a series of very short essays desscribing the objects very turkl defined that the authors used to negociate indentity, family, loss, career and abilitites.

I just blew through this in a hurry, and I’ll definitely revisit some of these essays in more detail, but on first survey Mar 26, Kirby rated it evocativw it.

This what I do when I know that I am going to love a book and want to have it hovering shherry just in case I need solace and something to dive in to.

The range is enormous here, and many of the pieces are quite poignant. Sherry Turkle is best known for writing about the impact of the internet on identity. I’d also recommend this book for writing teachers as a jumping off point for student essays. She links the project to Claude Levi-Strauss’s idea of bricolage thinking through objects, in brief.

However, as Turkle’s collection both shows and tells, it did so at the expense of fully objectss the vast meanings objects evoke for users and scholars alike. This book is one of a number recently published, all of which justify themselves as providing needed voices for material objects in our culture. Members of our group shared their own “evocative objects”, and stories attached to them. Oct 27, Karladarling79 rated it liked it.