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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: Is this film and book related to your great feature-length film CONNECTED directly or indirectly?
    • Dec 4 2012: and how do you see your films emerging from or related to the Webby Awards?
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      Dec 4 2012: Definitely related to our film "Connected." The whole new film series "Let it Ripple" is ideas from "Connected" in action. The climax of "connected" asks what is the potential of everyone being online? what can we do with that? (the film also goes into the good, the bad and the potential of all this connectedness and a very personal story interwoven..) you can watch the trailer at www.connectedthefilm.com
      • Dec 4 2012: and the Webbys? were you making films while you worked on the Webbys?

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