Filmmaker & Founder of the Webby Awards
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 and Sciences. Read More >
What Does it Mean to be Connected in the 21st Century?
The Future Starts Here: Why We Love Robots
The Future Starts Here: Participatory Revolution
Tiffany Shlain, award-winning filmmaker, speaker, and founder of The Webby Awards, explores being a mother in the past, present, and future. In addition, she looks at how the Internet, flexible schedules, and shifts in gender roles have revolutionized what it means to be a parent in today’s world.
In this talk, Tiffany Shlain calls us all out with a hilarious portrayal of the technology pet peeves that we’re all guilty of and that drive us crazy. In addition, she offers audiences suggestions for a more civilized, tech gadget filled world.
In this speech, Tiffany Shlain introduces audiences to her husband, Ken Goldberg, a professor of robotics. The purpose of this is to dive into the past, present and future of robots and why it is that humans are so fascinated with the most “human” of our technologies.
Shlain goes behind-the-scenes into her current project in this speech. It is a collaborative filmmaking experiment she calls “Cloud Filmmaking,” which explores why this era in human history, “the participatory revolution,” will change art and creativity forever.
"Tiffany Shlain demonstrates, with lyrical simplicity, our interdependence on one another and the interconnectedness of humanity with all life on earth. With a tightly synchronized dance between her powerful images and insightful words — with humor, and with a creativity all her own, Tiffany illuminates the issues that affect us all — including environmental degradation, dizzying technological innovation and population growth — and helps us to understand our inter-relationship with the world in a way that is both freeing and inspiring. Throughout, she also presents and honors the deep wisdom of her late father, Leonard Shlain, reminding us of the deepest connections that breathe meaning into life."
"Director Tiffany Shlain delivered what was, improbably, both the most thought-provoking and the most personally emotional documentary of the whole festival. It will change your thinking, and what more can a documentary do? "
"Indeed, Shlain’s film does go wide — it’s like a rubber band stretching in multiple directions while not breaking. Examining the ways in which technology can productively unite our global citizenry, Connected details nothing less than the history of consciousness and its arrival within today’s always-on, hyper-wired mind."
"Short films typically give you a glance into the talent and capabilities of a filmmaker, and based on The Tribe, I’d say Director Tiffany Shlain is definitely one to watch."
"As founder of the Webby Awards, an annual competition that determines the world’s best Web sites, Ms. Shlain has become one of the foremost arbiters of Internet taste and etiquette."
"The Tribe is a brilliant, irreverent, wry and buoyant film… The film is a stunning achievement and one of this year’s biggest and most worthy hits. I love this film and so do audiences."
"With a combination of charm, persistence and an eye for what’s hot, Shlain has turned The Webby Awards into the internet equivalent of the Oscars."
"Tiffany was amazing and the women would have done Q & A all night if the time allowed. Her DVD sales sold out in 15 minutes with many people still in line –the night was a major success!"
"You were fantastic! You had many important and insightful things to say on the subject of independent filmmakers using the internet to find audiences for their projects."