Random House "Big Disconnect" Book describes the story of technology as well as loneliness and is written by Giles Slade.
Random House "Big Disconnect" Book describes the use of technology to mediate connections with human beings instead of seeking out face-to-face contact. Book explains how we can rediscover genuine community with human empathy.
Age group and grade: Ages 15+ years
Title: "The Big Disconnect: The Story of Technology and Loneliness"
Author: Giles Slade
Subject: Sociology - general
Number of pages: 306
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 8/24/2012
Size: 8.9"H x 6"W x 0.9"D
Reveals how consumer technologies changed from analgesic devices that soothed the loneliness of a newly urban generation to prosthetic interfaces that act as substitutes for companionship in modern america
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