Nicholas Carr

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Acclaimed Writer on Digital Technologies and Their Impact on Society; New York Times Best-selling Author, “The Shallows” (Pulitzer Prize Finalist); Visiting Professor of Sociology, Williams College

Biography

Nicholas Carr is an acclaimed writer whose work focuses on the intersection of technology, culture, and business. His book “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction and a New York Times bestseller. Carr is a visiting professor of sociology at Williams College in Massachusetts and was formerly executive editor of the Harvard Business Review.

In addition to “The Shallows,” Carr’s books include “The Glass Cage: Automation and Us,”, which the New York Review of Books called “a chastening meditation of the human future;” “The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google,” a national bestseller that the Financial Times called “the best read so far about the shift to cloud computing;” and the notorious “Does IT Matter?” His most recent book, “Utopia Is Creepy,” is a collection of essays.

Carr has written for many publications, including The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Wired, Nature, and MIT Technology Review. His essays, including “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” and “The Great Forgetting,” have been collected in several anthologies, including The Best American Science and Nature Writing, The Best Spiritual Writing, and The Best Technology Writing. In 2015, he received the Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity from the Media Ecology Association.

Carr is a former member of the Encyclopedia Britannica’s editorial board of advisors, was on the steering board of the World Economic Forum’s cloud computing project, and was a writer-in-residence at the University of California at Berkeley’s journalism school. Since 2005, he has written the popular blog Rough Type. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.A., in English and American Literature and Language, from Harvard University.

In addition to speaking at a wide range of corporate, professional, and scholarly events, Carr has appeared as a commentator on many television and radio programs, including NPR’s All Things Considered and OnPoint, the PBS NewsHour, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, CBS Sunday Morning, and the Colbert Report.

Nicholas Carr is available to advise your organization via virtual and in-person consulting meetings, interactive workshops and customized keynotes through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers, a division of Stern Strategy Group®.

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Utopia is Creepy and Other Provocations

(W.W. Norton, September 2016)

The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

(W.W. Norton & Company, September 2014)

The Shallows: How the Internet is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember

(Atlantic Book, January 2010)

The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, From Edison to Google

(W.W. Norton & Company, January 2008)

Does IT Matter?

(Harvard Business Review Press, April 2004)

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Rough Type Blog

10 Books About Tech for Every Kind of Person in Your Life

October 21, 2019

Why Barack Obama Wants You to Read This Book About the Internet

August 16, 2019

Thieves of Experience: How Google and Facebook Corrupted Capitalism

January 15, 2019

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'It's Not a Bug, It's a Feature.' Trite-or Just Right?

August 19, 2018

Nicholas Carr Was Right - IT Died, But was Resurrected

July 16, 2018

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Is Facebook the Problem with Facebook, Or Is It Us?

June 29, 2018

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The Web Shatters Focus, Rewires Brains

May 24, 2018

Can Journalism Be Saved?

March 27, 2018

Why Trump Tweets (And Why We Listen)

January 26, 2018

Wall Street Journal

How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds

October 6, 2017

These Are Not the Robots We Were Promised

September 9, 2017

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A Brutal Intelligence: AI, Chess, and the Human Mind

June 29, 2017

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Amazon's Next Big Move: Take Over the Mall

November 14, 2016

christian science monitor

In 'Utopia is Creepy', Nicholas Carr Asks: Does Technology Mean Progress?

October 31, 2016

The World Wide Cage

August 26, 2016

Tech 'Utopia is Creepy,' According to Nicholas Carr

August 9, 2016

Los Angeles Times logo

Op-Ed: Let's Rein in the Internet of Things Before It's Too Late

April 1, 2016

How Social Media is Ruining Politics

September 2, 2015

Why Robots Will Always Need Us

May 20, 2015

Are We Becoming Too Reliant on Computers?

January 17, 2015

Wall Street Journal

Automation Makes Us Dumb

November 21, 2014

The Atlantic logo

All Can Be Lost: The Risk of Putting Our Knowledge in the Hands of Machines

November, 2013

Wall Street Journal

Why Our Innovators Traffic in Trifles

July 6, 2012

MIT Technology Review logo

The Library of Utopia

April 25, 2012

The Colbert Report (Video)

June 30, 2010

The Atlantic logo

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

July/August, 2008

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The Weakest Link

November 30, 2016

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Complentary Genius

May 30, 2006

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Biography

Nicholas Carr is an acclaimed writer whose work focuses on the intersection of technology, culture, and business. His book “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction and a New York Times bestseller. Carr is a visiting professor of sociology at Williams College in Massachusetts and was formerly executive editor of the Harvard Business Review.

In addition to “The Shallows,” Carr’s books include “The Glass Cage: Automation and Us,”, which the New York Review of Books called “a chastening meditation of the human future;” “The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google,” a national bestseller that the Financial Times called “the best read so far about the shift to cloud computing;” and the notorious “Does IT Matter?” His most recent book, “Utopia Is Creepy,” is a collection of essays.

Carr has written for many publications, including The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Wired, Nature, and MIT Technology Review. His essays, including “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” and “The Great Forgetting,” have been collected in several anthologies, including The Best American Science and Nature Writing, The Best Spiritual Writing, and The Best Technology Writing. In 2015, he received the Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity from the Media Ecology Association.

Carr is a former member of the Encyclopedia Britannica’s editorial board of advisors, was on the steering board of the World Economic Forum’s cloud computing project, and was a writer-in-residence at the University of California at Berkeley’s journalism school. Since 2005, he has written the popular blog Rough Type. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.A., in English and American Literature and Language, from Harvard University.

In addition to speaking at a wide range of corporate, professional, and scholarly events, Carr has appeared as a commentator on many television and radio programs, including NPR’s All Things Considered and OnPoint, the PBS NewsHour, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, CBS Sunday Morning, and the Colbert Report.

Nicholas Carr is available to advise your organization via virtual and in-person consulting meetings, interactive workshops and customized keynotes through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers, a division of Stern Strategy Group®.

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