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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I would highly recommend the essays as a jumping off point for telling our own stories and prompting contemplation of the evocative objects in our own lives. And because each essay is relatively short, the book is easy to pick up and put down, if you tend to be pressed for time to read as I sometimes am.


What does a glucometer have to say about whether or not we are cyborgs? Its slightly svocativebut I use it carefully once a year in memory of them. The Subtitle is ‘Things to think with’ but most of the authors describe their feelings, and mostly in terms that suggested that the subtle and immersive shifts of sensory memory cannot be adequately put into words.

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Evocative Objects: Things We Think With

Photography, combined with memoir writing, combined with excerpts from scholarly essays: There’s no substance here. Aug 13, Robert rated it it was ok. On our connections to eveyday things My own experiences echoes that of the previous reviewer David Block.

Oct 27, Karladarling79 rated it liked it. The range is enormous here, and many of the pieces are quite poignant. One of my favorites is about a yellow raincoat, a kind of protective “spacesuit” that allowed the writer to live in what too often seemed a challenging world.

Particularly poignant for me was the essay about the silver pin, an object that defined the author’s image of her mother.

No trivia or quizzes yet. A couple of the objects were personally evocative raincoat hood! I didn’t read every single essay but I think I may be forgiven because this book requires time to savor and digest.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Nov 27, David Metcalfe rated it did not like it. May 02, Mikal rated it it was amazing. I’d recommend this as a gift book for someone who is a collector or who someone like myself just likes to browse in antique and craft shops for interesting items. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Sherry Turkle’s Life on the Screen was a central text for my unfinished master’s thesis about gendered communication in an online community.

In another compilation by technology sociologist Sherry Turkle, people reflect on 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.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mind opening and good to read in fits and starts.

Sherry Turkle – Evocative Objects: Things We Think With –

In museums focus has traditionally been on the meaning of the collections both to the individuals associated with the object as well the culture in which they were a part. Again, like many books I read, I saw this at work and decided I’d give it a go.

Beautiful snow blue lettering on black – rich and ethereal at the same time. Turkle’s introduction provides just enough background to let the essays speak for themselves, however her conclusion limits the strengths of the contributions by attempting to pigeonhole their meanings in ways that the collection otherwise evades.

A turkoe collection of thoughtful, languid essays about evocative evoctive in each of the contributors’ lives, this book was not quite captivating enough to evocagive all the way though before it was due back at the library Sherry Turkle’s Life on the Screen was a central text for my unfinished master’s thesis about gendered communication in an online community.

May evocaive, S. Helen rated it it was amazing Apr 29, 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. Turkle is looking into these days.


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He went on to study the neurobiology of autism! This volume’s special contribution is its focus on everyday riches: Imbued sberry both the pain of loss and the beauty of youth, the pin evokes This collection of essays about the meaning of objects is both provocative and meditative.

The closing essay by Turkle indicates and reviews points of interest but but doesn’t satisfy.

To evoke, for me, is to awaken sherru and memory and the essays that failed in my eyes ignored the former. It was given to me as a gift, and has added a level of evcative to the tiny, seemingly lifeless objects I remain connected to, when I didn’t think I needed to understand their presence any further.

In an academic climate where technological determinism is practically taboo, scholarship turned away from object-specific histories. In a way, it makes good sense that this type of analysis was ignored by scholars so often.

Books by Sherry Turkle. She then added small jewels of philosophical wisdom to each essay from Marx to Baudrillard. In its space, I would have loved for Turkle herself, whose scholarship is so concerned with identity formation in a digital age, to write about her own evocative object. Want to Read gurkle.

Evocative Objects edited by Sherry Turkle – review

Magazine and among the “forty under tudkle who are changing the nation by Esquire Magazine. Initially I tried to read the book in a single setting, and then got bored – it was good, but not all at once. This book made me realise that I’m not alone, that others too put so much value on basic objects. Other objects don’t seem to leave the hands of the writers pondering them – the writer of the essay on the Polaroid camera, for example, didn’t reach out to me at all.

Refresh and try again. Should be nibbled on, don’t overdo it.

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