Are We Alone - TXT MSG: Thought
ENCORE: From iPods to Google to Facebook – information swims at our fingertips and friends are just a txt msg away. Digital devices have re-defined what it means to be connected – but how else are they shaping behavior? Join us for the first of a two-part series on how the network is changing how we think and act.
Part I: Thought: whether Google is making us stupid… how the Internet is curtailing creativity… and the future of a hyper-networked world that does all our thinking for us.
- Nick Carr – Journalist and author of The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google. His article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” is the cover story of the July/August 2008 issue of Atlantic Monthly
- Jonathan Grudin – Researches human-computer interaction at Microsoft Corporation
- David Kirsh – Cognitive scientist, University of California, San Diego
- Jonathan Zittrain – Author of The Future of the Internet—And How to Stop It and co-founder of Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society