Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Contact: Meredith Hartley · firstname.lastname@example.org · (504) 861-5883
Location: Roussel Performance Hall, 2nd Floor, Comm./Music Complex
Nicholas Carr writes about technology, culture, and economics. Drawing on his Pulitzer Prize-nominated book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, he will examine how our growing dependence on the Internet is influencing the way our minds work, encouraging superficial skimming at the expense of deep conceptual thinking.
Carr is also the author of two other influential books, The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google (2008) and Does IT Matter? (2004). His books have been translated into more than 20 languages, and his essay "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" has been collected in several anthologies, including The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009, The Best Spiritual Writing 2010, and The Best Technology Writing 2009.