Like television before it, the Internet has been credited with being an influence on all sorts of things since it became a mainstream part of our lives - good and bad. Our guest this hour has been writing about technology, including the Internet, for years, and his latest book addresses what the Internet may be doing to our brains - re-mapping, re-programming, changing the way we think and learn! At our special edition of Charlotte Talks at Lenoir Rhyne University’s Visiting Writer’s Series, we meet Nicholas Carr, and talk about The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. This show was recorded at Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory as part of their Visiting Writers Series.
Nicholas Carr - Author of The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google, Does IT Matter? and his most recent book The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, which was a 2011 Pulitzer Prize nominee