Past Event

Unintended Consequences: Is Too Much Information, Too Fast, Too Much of a Good Thing?

Thu, Mar 27 2014 - 6:30pm

Nicholas Carr, Author, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
Zack Lynch, Founder and Executive Director, Neurotechnology Industry Organization; Author, The Neuro Revolution: How Brain Science is Changing Our World
Marilyn Walker, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor of Computer Studies and Head of the Natural Language and Dialogue Systems Lab in the Baskin School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
Barbara Marshman, Editorial Page Editor, San Jose Mercury News - Moderator

What are the intellectual and cultural consequences of getting information too fast? Are we losing our capacity for concentration and reflection as we become more adept to scanning and skimming information? Panelists will address these important issues and discuss the advantages and dangers of the digital information revolution.