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Live Q&A today at 3:30 Eastern: How is the developing brain of a child like the emerging global brain of the Internet?

"The Internet, like the developing brain of a child, is in a rapid phase of growth and change. This means that just as we must be mindful in how we nurture our children's minds, we must also pay careful attention to how we develop our global brain."

In conjunction with her TED Book, author and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain has put together an excellent short film explaining her fascinating ideas about how brain development in kids parallels the development of the Internet.

You can watch the 10 minute film here: http://youtu.be/zLp-edwiGUU

And then read the book:

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A30S24S
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/brain-power/id576233926?ls=1

And here's an article in the Harvard Business Review about the project:
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/11/how_the_internet_is_shaping_our.html

Author Tiffany Shlain ( http://www.ted.com/profiles/91428 ) will be joining us here for a one-hour Q&A Tuesday, December 4th, from 3:30-4:30pm. Mark your calendars!

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  • Dec 4 2012: Love your incorporation of found footage, animation, the submitted videos and great music in Brain Power making complex ideas entertaining and engaging. Do you always create work in this way?
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      Dec 4 2012: First, thank you:) This new style of filmmaking really evolves my earlier style. I couldn't afford to go to film school and often made films but recutting together old movies. That style still informs my film today. We now do original animation for our films but we rarely shoot. Adding this new component of having people all over the world send us videos is very exciting for our film team. We recently wrote a "Cloud Filmmaking Manifesto" which talks about our process. We are making free customized versions of our 10 minute film "Brain Power" for non profits.

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