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Sherry Turkle, PhD, is Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT and the founder (2001) and current director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Turkle writes on the "subjective side" of people's relationships with technology, and is an expert on mobile technology, social networking, and sociable robotics. Turkle received a joint doctorate in sociology and personality psychology from Harvard University and is a licensed clinical psychologist.

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