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Open Books - Open Minds

Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains,
will be speaking at RIC on October 13, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. in Alger 110!

Click here to view event poster

Visit Nicholas Carr’s website: Outside Linkhttp://www.nicholascarr.com

Watch for upcoming announcements of more events for the 2016-2017 academic year, all inspired by Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows.

Thank you to all who voted!

The Open Books-Open Minds Committee is pleased to announce that the
2016-2017 Common Book is:


The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
 by Nicholas Carr is the most compelling exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. Carr describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by “tools of the mind”—from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer—interweaving a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways.

W.W. Norton & Company


The Fifth Annual Open Books – Open Minds Conference, inspired by Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao


Reference Department student assistant,
Hector Nunez in the OBOM Book Nook

OBOM Book Nook

Stop by the library to browse in the OBOM Book Nook. We have copies of The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains and all ten short-listed books for your reading pleasure! The OBOM committee welcomes your feedback on these selections as we narrow the list for campus-wide voting, which opens at the end of the fall semester.

Adobe PDFOpen Books Open Minds Shortlist for 2016/2017

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