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Women and Hollywood

Melissa Silverstein is the founder and editor of Women and Hollywood, one of the most respected sites for issues related to women and film as well as other areas of pop culture. Women and Hollywood educates, advocates, and agitates for gender parity across the entertainment industry.

She is also the co-founder and Artistic Director of The Athena Film Festival. The 5th annual festival will take place from February 5-8, 2015 at Barnard College in NYC.

Melissa recently published the first book from Women and Hollywood, In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing, which is a compilation of over 40 interviews that have appeared on the site.

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Guest Post: Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks: The Parallels between Children's Brains and the Global Brain of the Internet

We’re constantly striving to push ourselves further. When we couldn’t see far enough, we invented the telescope. When we needed to speak with people who weren’t within shouting distance, we developed the telephone. When we wanted to travel to far-off places in a short amount of time, we created the airplane. When we needed to connect data, we invented the Internet. And since then, it’s evolved to do so much more-- connecting data, ideas, knowledge, feelings, emotions, and memories.  The Internet, is, in many ways, an extension of our brains. An extension of us. And like us, these inventions can be both good and bad, and everything in between.
  • By Tiffany Shlain
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  • November 21, 2012 12:30 PM
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