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Left to our own devices: Outsmarting smart technology to reclaim our relationships, health, and focus

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"Unexpected ways that individuals adapt technology to reclaim what matters to them, from working through conflict with smart lights to celebrating gender transition with selfies. We have been warned about the psychological perils of technology: distraction, difficulty empathizing, and loss of the ability (or desire) to carry on a conversation. But our devices and data are woven into our lives. We can't simply reject them. Instead, Margaret Morris argues, we need to adapt technology creatively to our needs and values. In Left to Our Own Devices, Morris offers examples of individuals applying technologies in unexpected ways--uses that go beyond those intended by developers and designers. Morris examines these kinds of personalized life hacks, chronicling the ways that people have adapted technology to strengthen social connection, enhance well-being, and affirm identity.Morris, a clinical psychologist and app creator, shows how people really use technology, drawing on interviews she has conducted as well as computer science and psychology research. She describes how a couple used smart lights to work through conflict; how a woman persuaded herself to eat healthier foods when her photographs of salads garnered likes on social media; how a trans woman celebrated her transition with selfies; and how, through augmented reality, a woman changed the way she saw her cancer and herself. These and the many other off-label adaptations described by Morris cast technology not just as a temptation that we struggle to resist but as a potential ally as we try to take care of ourselves and others. The stories Morris tells invite us to be more intentional and creative when left to our own devices." -- Amazon.com.
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subject_facetComputer Technology
Electronic books
Health
Internet -- Psychological aspects
Internet -- Social aspects
Internet Access
Internet in psychotherapy
Interpersonal Relations
Interpersonal relations
Nonfiction
Social Identification
Sociology
Technology
Technology -- trends
Telemedicine
Wearable Electronic Devices
title_displayLeft to our own devices : outsmarting smart technology to reclaim our relationships, health, and focus
title_fullLeft to our own devices : outsmarting smart technology to reclaim our relationships, health, and focus / Margaret E. Morris ; foreword by Sherry Turkle
Left to our own devices [electronic resource] : Outsmarting smart technology to reclaim our relationships, health, and focus. Margaret E Morris
title_shortLeft to our own devices
title_subOutsmarting smart technology to reclaim our relationships, health, and focus
topic_facetComputer Technology
Health
Internet
Internet Access
Internet in psychotherapy
Interpersonal Relations
Interpersonal relations
Nonfiction
Psychological aspects
Social Identification
Social aspects
Sociology
Technology
Telemedicine
Wearable Electronic Devices
trends