Conversations on Science 2013

The Social Network Effect

Nicholas Carr in Conversation with Thomas Goetz

Tue May 14, 2013
Herbst Theatre
$20 - $27
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The Social Network Effect
Nicholas Carr in Conversation with Thomas Goetz

Tuesday May14th 7:30pm at the Nourse Theatre
How are our virtual social worlds changing our capacity to relate and communicate with one another in the physical world? 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist Nicholas Carr posed the question “Is Google making us stupid?” in a celebrated Atlantic essay that tapped into the popular question of how the Internet is changing our brains. Carr discusses how the Internet encourages the rapid sampling of small bits of information from many sources and how it is literally remaking us in its own image. Nicholas Carr will be in Conversation with Thomas Goetz who is the executive editor of WIRED magazine and author of The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine. A journalist for more than 15 years, Goetz has reported on media and business for the Village Voice, the Wall Street Journal, and The Industry Standard. He holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

This event is being held at the Nourse Theatre at 275 Hayes Street

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  1. Herbst Theatre
    401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA