Open Books - Open Minds

The Sixth Annual Open Books – Open Minds Conference
April 19, 2017

Call for Papers, Panels, and Posters inspired by Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Adobe PDFCall for Papers

Adobe PDFIdeas for Teaching and Research

RIC LibGuide for The ShallowsOutside Link

Adobe PDFThe Shallows Reading Guide

Nicholas Carr’s website

Outside Link

Campus News articles: 

Are We Being Controlled By Technology?

OBOM Roundtable to Discuss The Shallows

OBOM Common Books Takes a Look at Mind-Altering Technology

Click here to view upcoming events 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 2017/2018

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