The Shallows, book jacketThe Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing To Our Brains

Nicholas Carr, publicity photoPaul SoukupRon Danielson, portraitErin Swete, student, portraitBook of the Quarter, Winter 2014
Saint Clare Room, 3rd Floor
Learning Commons, Technology Center, and Library
Thursday, February 27
4 - 5:30 p.m.

The Library is pleased to host Nicholas Carr, discussing his book The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, as the Winter 2014 Book of the Quarter. This book has been chosen because it is one of the two selections for this year's Silicon Valley Reads, a program which is presented annually by the San Jose Public Library Foundation, the Santa Clara County Library, and the Santa Clara County Office of Education.

Carr will discuss his book with Paul Soukup, S.J., Chair, Communication Department, Ron Danielson, Vice Provost for Information Systems and University CIO, and Erin Swete, communication and public health sciences major, and take questions from the audience. There will be a book signing following the talk. Copies of the book will also be available for purchase at the event.

Please join us on Thursday, February 27 at 4 p.m. in the Saint Clare Room. This event is free and open to the public. It is not necessary to read the book prior to attending the event, but copies are available for purchase in the campus bookstore or you can request a copy through LINK+.

About the Book

"Is Google Making Us Stupid?" When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated cover story in The Atlantic, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net's bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Carr's nonfiction book, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, expands the topic into a compelling exploration of the Internet's intellectual and cultural consequences.

About the Author

Nicolas Carr writes about technology, culture, and economics. The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains was a 2011 Pulitzer Prize nominee and a New York Times bestseller. Nicks is also the author of two other influential books, The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google and Does IT Matter? His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.A. in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University.

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