Prof. Sherry Turkle says if you don’t teach your children how to be alone, they only know how to be lonely. Photo: Richard Howard
Spring 2011

Alone Together

Sherry Turkle’s new book Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other reveals that we’re so busy communicating that we neglect each other.

William Isaacs, a leader in the study of dialogue, says:
Winter 2001

The Art of Dialogue

Dialogue expert William Isaacs says that problems between people often stem from an inability to conduct a successful dialogue.

Map illustrating makerspaces on MIT campus. Illustration: Adam Simpson
Fall 2019

Maker Map

Hands-on project spaces span campus

Assoc. Prof. Drazen Prelec, who studies the psychology of money, says credit cards are insidious because they disconnect the pleasure of buying from the pain of paying.
Photo: Ed Quinn
Winter 1999

The Psychology of Spending

Prof. Drazen Prelec, who studies the psychology of money, says credit cards are insidious because they disconnect the pleasure of buying from the pain of paying.