While many wonder what the pervasive use of technology is doing to our overloaded mental circuits, 'Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks' ponders that question in another way: can cutting-edge research in brain development teach us anything about how we shape the electronic global �brain� of the Internet? Can we share lessons between neurons and networks in the way we nurture and develop both? This ebook was created in conjunction with a 10-minute film by author Tiffany Shlain, also titled 'Brain Power,' which uses an innovative, participatory filmmaking process called Cloud Filmmaking. The TED Book expands on the ideas in the film by sharing deeper research, videos, graphics, and links that explore the increasingly intertwined worlds of advanced neuroscience research and technology. This release marks the first time a film and TED Book have been released together.
About the Author
Honored by Newsweek as one of the �Women Shaping the 21st Century,� Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, artist, founder of the Webby Awards, and co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. A celebrated thinker and catalyst, Shlain is known for her ability to illuminate complex ideas in culture, science, technology and life through her unique films, dynamic talks, and innovative projects. She delivered the campus-wide keynote commencement address at UCBerkeley and her films and work have received 50 awards and distinctions including a �Disruptive Innovation Award� from the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.