Event Title

Nasty, Brutish and Dumb: Humans and Their Phones

Presenter Information

Nicholas Carr

Streaming Media

Infographic

Description

We were told that the internet would democratize media and knowledge, making people smarter and society more harmonious. It hasn’t turned out that way. This provocative and counterintuitive presentation will discuss why more information can lead to shallower thinking and more communication can bring greater societal strife. Only by recognizing how technology amplifies our worst as well as our best traits can we begin to make better decisions about how we design and use smartphones, social media and other digital products.

Location

Fowler

Start Date

11-5-2018 5:30 PM

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Nov 5th, 5:30 PM

Nasty, Brutish and Dumb: Humans and Their Phones

Fowler

We were told that the internet would democratize media and knowledge, making people smarter and society more harmonious. It hasn’t turned out that way. This provocative and counterintuitive presentation will discuss why more information can lead to shallower thinking and more communication can bring greater societal strife. Only by recognizing how technology amplifies our worst as well as our best traits can we begin to make better decisions about how we design and use smartphones, social media and other digital products.