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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: I understand that your short film 'Brain Power' is part of a series you're working on. What's the meta-theme of the series, and how does 'Brain Power' fit into it? What will the other films be about?
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      Dec 4 2012: "Brain Power" is part of a film series we are doing called "Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change." In these films we try to tackle topics that connect us all. Our first one was "A Declaration of Interdependence," the second about the importance of "Engagement" in society, and this one on the importance of nurturing and strengthening children's brains on the global brain of the internet. We will be doing three of these a year. 15 in all. All these films at their core, explore what it means to be human.

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