Rewiring Our Brains: Nicholas Carr
It doesn’t come as news that we’re living in an age where technology is producing profound changes in the ways we live and communicate, remember and socialise.
One of the world’s most ground-breaking and thought-provoking writers on technology and its impacts, Nicholas Carr, talks to Gideon Haigh. The celebrated journalist and author of The Shallows presents his arguments about how the internet’s pervasive influence is fostering ignorance.
Haigh and Carr discuss how information overload affects reading, writing, learning and understanding. And Carr contends that more brain activity does not equate to better, more efficient brain function, cautioning against the idea that entertaining content and ‘rich media’ is enhancing our intellectual power.
Gideon Haigh has been a journalist 32 years, published 32 books and edited seven others. His latest is book is Stroke of Genius: Victor Trumper and the Shot That Changed Cricket published in 2016 by Penguin Random House.
Nicholas Carr is the author of The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google.