Brain Power: Face-off of a Child’s Brain and the Internet [Video]

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What’s common between a child’s brain and the internet? Not a bit, anyone’s first guess would be. But a child’s brain is almost like the internet and in some aspects powerful than the internet.


Created by an award winning director, Tiffany Shlain is a new short film which is the third in a series of 15 films to be released within the next five years from her. The short film is actually quite creative, comparing the complex connections in a child’s brain and the rapidly growing internet.



Tiffany Shlain and  her latest – “Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks” is the short film to emerge from Moxie Institute’s Let It Ripple series, which uses an innovative form of film-making, dubbed “cloud filmmaking,” to provide free media for inspiring organizations and, most importantly, connect people and ideas throughout the world.


This 10-minute film and accompanying TED Book combine fresh research from Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child and University of Washington’s I-LABS in order to explore the “parallels between a child’s brain development and the development of the global brain of Internet, offering insights into the best ways to shape both.”


“Brain Power” follows previous shorts “Engage” and “A Declaration of Interdependence,” which have spawned over 300 customized versions combined. Let It Ripple calls upon its viewers to get the word out, share their ideas, translate to build a worldwide community, and find new ways to spread your message.


What did you think of the short film on Brain Power? Share your thoughts and comments below.


Srikanth A.N. is the founder and editor-in-chief of Infworm, one of the fastest growing technology and information destination. Srikanth is currently an Electronics Engineering undergrad from the University of Mumbai. Follow him on Google+.

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