The Science of Character

20 Mar 2014

Current Students/ Faculty & Staff/ Harrington School-Wide/ Informal Learning Opportunities/ Undergraduate

The Harrington School of Communication and Media is delighted to sponsor a global film premiere of The Science of Character. 

Science of characterFilm Screening and Discussion: The Science of Character

DATE: March 20, 2014

TIME: 12:30 p.m. 

LOCATION: Room 207 in the Pharmacy Building for the Global Film Premier  of The Science of Character


The Science of Character is a new 8-min film that explores fascinating new research on character development and our ability to shape who we are.


Thursday, March 20th is #CharacterDay. Watch a 1-min video to see what the film is all about.

Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change

In 2011, Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards, and her team at The Moxie Institute Film Studio + Lab (which includes UCBerkeley Professor Ken Goldberg and filmmakers Sawyer Steele and Jesse Wakeman) created a new way of making films they call #CloudFilmmaking, where they make films collaboratively with people around the world through the cloud of the Internet and then once the films are complete, they offer them for free with customized endings fit to help nonprofits around the world spread the important message of their work.


Since the project’s launch 3 years ago they have made over 500 free customized films for nonprofits around the world in 70 languages. Tiffany and her team’s work and filmshave received over 60 awards and distinctions including “The Disruptive Innovation” Award from The Tribeca Film Festival. Four of Tiffany’s films premiered at Sundance Film Festival including her feature documentary “Connected” and have been selected by The US State Department’s America Film Showcase to show around the world representing America. The Science of Character is the 4th film in the Let it Ripple: Mobile films for Global Change film series. Find out more at

This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.