Tuesday, October 16, 2012

ATLAS Speaker Series: Is Google Making Us Stupid?

Nicholas Carr, a Boulder-based author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated bestseller, “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains,” and the Atlantic Magazine piece, “Is Google Making Us Stupid,” will examine how digital media influence the ways people think, read and interact, during an ATLAS Speaker Series event at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, in the ATLAS Cofrin auditorium.
“...what the Net seems to be doing is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation. My mind now expects to take in information the way the Net distributes it: in a swiftly moving stream of particles. Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski.” -- Nicholas Carr, from “Is Google making us stupid?” The Atlantic, July-August 2008 The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.

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