She advo­cates lim­it­ing our device usage in “sacred spaces” like the din­ner table, the places where phones and their entice­ments may impede inti­ma­cy and inter­ac­tion. She wants us to look into each other’s eyes as we talk. She wants us to read each other’s move­ments. She wants us to have con­ver­sa­tions that are supreme­ly human.

Sav­ing the Lost Art of Con­ver­sa­tion — Megan Gar­ber — The Atlantic

Of all the tech skep­tics, Turkle is cer­tain­ly the best informed and most rea­son­able. For sure, hav­ing a prop­er con­ver­sa­tion requires atten­tion, and most of our tech con­stant­ly draws this atten­tion away. Being able to ignore it, even for a short while, takes willpow­er.

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Kars Alfrink

Kars is a designer, researcher and educator focused on emerging technologies, social progress and the built environment.