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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: Tiffany, Have you seen others taking technology breaks (tech shabbats)? If so what has the response been? I am so thankful that you encouraged me to take them. Do you find it challenging to schedule those rests around your busy schedule and how technology centered your medium and craft is?
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      Dec 4 2012: I love that you do them too now. That has been the best part of these films is sharing that i unplug and seeing other people try it. (Everyone, here I recommend trying it!) Do I find it challenging to do ..no. I just have to plan. Now most close friends and family know they can't get in touch with me Friday night to sat. sundown (ish) but everyone adapts and then suddenly you have this day to focus on your family or just yourself...It is good to let your mind go into a dif. mode one day a week. With my kids we are pulling out all sorts of games (a 70's version of CLUE i found in my garage and scrabble.) We spend more time outside. it's all good.

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