- Institute of Cognitive Science
- Department of Computer Science
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- Research Grants
- About L3D
Is the Internet influencing the way we think? If so, how? Nicholas Carr, author of the Pulitzer-nominated book “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains?” will join us for a discussion of the cognitive and intellectual effects of digital media.
Nicholas Carr writes about technology, culture, and economics. His most recent book,Â The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains,Â is a 2011 Pulitzer Prize nominee and aÂ New York TimesÂ bestseller. Nick is also the author of two other influential books,Â The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to GoogleÂ (2008) andÂ Does IT Matter?Â (2004). His books have been translated into more than 20 languages.
Nick has been a columnist forÂ The GuardianÂ in London and has written forÂ The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, The New Republic, The Financial Times, Technology Review, and many other publications. His essay â€śIs Google Making Us Stupid?â€ť has been collected in several anthologies, includingÂ The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009, The Best Spiritual Writing 2010,Â andÂ The Best Technology Writing 2009.
Nick is a former member of the Encyclopedia Britannica’s editorial board of advisors, was on the steering board of the World Economic Forum’s cloud computing project, and was a writer-in-residence at the University of California, Berkeley. He writes the popular blog Rough Type and is a sought-after speaker for academic and corporate events. Earlier in his career, he was executive editor of theÂ Harvard Business Review.Â He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.A., in English and American Literature and Language, from Harvard University. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.