Nicholas Carr is an acclaimed writer on technology, economics, and culture whose books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Carr’s 2010 book The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a New York Times bestseller. Now hailed as “a modern classic,” The Shallows continues to be a touchstone for debates on technology’s effects on our thoughts and perceptions. His 2014 book The Glass Cage: Automation and Us, which the New York Review of Books called a “chastening meditation on the human future,” examines the personal and social consequences of our ever growing dependency on computers, robots, and apps. His latest book, Utopia Is Creepy, published in 2016, collects his best essays, blog posts, and other writings from the past dozen years. The collection is “by turns wry and revelatory,” wrote Discover.
Carr has written for The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Wired, Nature, MIT Technology Review, and many other periodicals. 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.