The Social Network Effect with Nicholas Carr

Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St.

Series: Conversations on Science

How are our virtual social worlds changing our capacity to relate and communicate with one another in the physical world? 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist Nicholas Carr posed the question “Is Google making us stupid?” in a celebrated Atlantic essay that tapped into the popular question of how the Internet is changing our brains. Carr discusses how the Internet encourages the rapid sampling of small bits of information from many sources and how it is literally remaking us in its own image.