Why We Have No Time to Hurry: A Literary Assessment of Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows

Presented by: Karen Bishop Morris, Professor of English & Philosophy

Reading and writing are reciprocal processes that help us to decode and encode our deepest desires, thoughts, and the world around us. This presentation traces the evolution of various technologies used to exploit these processes – papyrus, books, computers – in an effort to unlock one of the scientific world’s greatest mysteries: how the brain produces the mind. Session attendees will participate in a series of activities and games that highlight connections between language theories and practices and what is revealed about speech, visual stimuli, and other cognitive processes.