Nicholas Carr's The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains was a 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist and a New York Times bestseller. His latest work, The Glass Cage: Automation and Us, challenges our conceptions of technology and demands that we rethink how computerization and digitization work to benefit us all.
Both The Shallows and The Glass Cage address themes identified in this year's Common Reading selection — The Circle by Dave Eggers.
Called an "exceedingly lucid" speaker and one of the "100 Most Influential People in IT," he speaks across the world on information technology, the culture of innovation and business strategy.
A book signing will follow the event.
Attendance is required for first-year students. The event is open to the entire RWU community, with limited seats available tot he greater community. Depending on attendance, some attendees may be seated in an overflow location.