Gonzaga's Visiting Writers Series is bringing acclaimed technology author Nicholas Carr to Spokane, and the timing for his discussion on “technology and the humanities” couldn't be better. His book The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2011, and helped expose how various new technologies have changed how our brains function as they've been introduced. Technology hasn't slowed down since, and neither has Carr — he's since written books like The Glass Cage: How Computers are Changing Us and The Big Switch: Rewiring the World from Edison to Google that tackle issues like the increase in automation and critiquing Silicon Valley's ideas about a "techno-utopianism."
Thu, Oct. 24 at 7 pm • Free and open to the public • Gonzaga University Hemmingson Center Ballroom • 702 E. Desmet Ave. • gonzaga.edu • 313-6942
— Dan Nailen