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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:

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 saw that at the end of the film, you get a "customized" version if you are a non-profit. How does one do that and have you made any yet for non-profits? How do they use these customized films? What an amazing idea!
    • Dec 4 2012: agree. that is a great idea!
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      Dec 4 2012: You can just go to our site www.letitripple.org and find out how to easily have one made for your nonprofit for free. We are already making around 25 versions of "Brain Power." Organizations that are interesting in child development, internet policy, education, tech, are all getting them made. It feels so great for our team to make these free films for nonprofits who do such imp. work but often don't have media to get their message out. The nonprofits will then use the film (which looks like it's their film with their call to action, url and logo at the end) for events, fundraising, email campaigns, etc.

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