Author Nicholas Carr writes about technology & culture. His latest book, â€œUtopia Is Creepyâ€ , collects his best essays, blog posts, & other writings from the past dozen years for an alternative history of our tech-besotted time. His previous work, 2014â€™s â€œThe Glass Cage: How Our Computers Are Changing Usâ€, examined the personal & social consequences of our ever growing dependency on computers, robots & apps. His 2010 book, â€œThe Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brainsâ€ was a 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist & New York Times bestseller. In 2015, he also received the Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity from the Media Ecology Association. Since 2005, he has written the popular blog â€œRough Type.â€
Nicholas Carr is a former member of the Encyclopedia Britannicaâ€™s editorial board of advisors, was on the steering board of the World Economic Forumâ€™s cloud computing project & a writer-in-residence at the University of California at Berkeleyâ€™s journalism school. Earlier in his career, he was executive editor of the Harvard Business Review. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College & an M.A., in English & American Literature & Language, from Harvard University.
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