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Elections and Technology - Who Controls Who?

Jonathan Haber | Posted 03.21.2016 | Education
Jonathan Haber

During the 2012 Presidential race, I wrote a story on the role technology was playing in election politics that pretty much boiled down to the claim t...

The Internet May Be Changing Your Brain In Ways You've Never Imagined

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.09.2015 | Science

Five years ago, journalist Nicholas Carr wrote in his book The Shallows: How The Internet Is Changing Our Brains about the way technology seemed to be...

Human Work for the Robots' Future

Martin Marty | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

After the recent week(s) in which media gave more attention to religion than at almost any other time, our Sightings resources this week include no reference to religion, though their subject will have enormous consequences for religion in public and private life.

Can I Please Have Your Undivided Attention?

Vicki Cobb | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Vicki Cobb

Many issues are too complex to be reduced to a sound bite. I worry that we will lose the ability to do deep thinking if we get addicted to constant interruption by the beeps of our seductive electronic devices.

The Attraction of Distraction

Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | College
Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D.

For me -- for the subject matter I teach and more importantly how I aspire to teach it -- gadgets are distractions. Attractive distractions, I concede; but still distractions.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Is The Internet Changing Your Brain? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 06.25.2012 | Science

2012-04-25-Screenshot20120425at3.31.27PM.jpgIs the internet bad for our brains? Is it affecting our ability to remember things, form meaningful relationships, or make decisions?

Cloud Computing Is Greener

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Finding providers and partners that can take some of your energy-using operations to scale, and manage them in a shared capacity, is good for your footprint and your bottom line.

Return To Slow Reading: Does the Internet Make Us Stupid?

The Guardian | Patrick Kingsley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If you're reading this article in print, chances are you'll only get through half of what I've written. And if you're reading this online, you might n...

Books Keep Kids' Grades Up; The Internet Makes Them Slide

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Recently, book publishers got some good news. Researchers gave 852 disadvantaged students 12 books (of their own choosing) to take home at the end of ...

Nicholas Carr On Colbert: Multitasking Makes Us Worse At Multitasking (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Nicholas Carr, author of the new book "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to our Brains," talked to Stephen Colbert last night about how the Int...

Can Slake Quench LA's Media Thirst?

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

The LA media landscape just got richer. Joe Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa have joined forces to produce the debut issue of the quarterly Slake Los Angeles.

Droid Does Apps: Verizon Does Us All

Jason Schmitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jason Schmitt

It seems that we are all passive agents allowing companies like Verizon and AT&T to take control of our lives. I am their pawn.

The Shallows

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jim Randel

I just finished reading Nicholas Carr's book, The Shallows. Carr highlights what the internet does to our cognitive processes -- in his view, more bad than good.

How iPads Can Make Your Kids Smarter

Laura Moser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laura Moser

From where we're sitting, it looks like we've become a nation of people who read all the time, even at the breakfast table. And surely that can't be all bad, can it?

WSJ vs. NYTimes on How Dumb You Are or Aren't

Tim Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tim Berry

In the WSJ-colored trunks, Clay Shirky, NYU prof, author, intellectual. And for the Times, Matt Richtel, of the San Francisco bureau, in Silicon-Valley-colored trunks. Let the games begin.

Nicholas Carr On The Web And Writing

The New York Times | The NEW YORK TIMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What changes our brains is, on the one hand, repetition and, on the other hand, neglect. That's why I believe the Net is having such far-reaching inte...

Why "Talk" Culture will Destroy the World

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Hugh McGuire

In the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani takes on the Internet, remix culture, post-modernism and the technology-induced Decline of Western Civilizatio...

Google Isn't (Necessarily) Making Us Stupid

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

My own meditation practice -- which facilitates clarity and focus -- has benefited incalculably from Buddhist and other spiritual websites, blogs, lectures, readings, videos and guided meditations.