Nicholas Carr to Discuss 'What Our Smartphones Are Doing to Our Minds' Oct. 24
The Arnold Lecture
SPOKANE, Wash. — Nicholas Carr, an acclaimed author and essayist perhaps best known for his books on technology, economics and culture will present “What Our Smartphones are Doing to Our Minds” for Gonzaga University’s Arnold Lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24 in the Hemmingson Center Ballroom. The event is free and all are welcome.
Carr’s (2010) book “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains,” hailed as a modern classic, was
The event is sponsored by the Arnold Fund, Humanities Washington, Gonzaga’s Center for Public Humanities, and the Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series. For more information about Carr, visit his website: http://www.nicholascarr.com/.
Philosophy Professor Kirk Besmer is Gonzaga’s Alphonse A. and Geraldine F. Arnold Distinguished Professor. The Arnold Professorship and the Arnold Lecture were established through a trust from the late Alphonse A. and Geraldine F. Arnold, who were married for six decades and were business partners as well. The Arnolds will long be remembered for their exceptional gift to Gonzaga of gold valued at $2 million. At the time, it was the largest single gift ever to the University. Their major gift established the Trinity Trust, an endowment that also supports scholarships for students, and many other Gonzaga endeavors.
For more information about the event, please contact Professor Besmer at (509) 313-6746 or firstname.lastname@example.org.