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About Tiffany Shlain
Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, founder of The Webby Awards, co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences and a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute.
Her work in film & technology has received 48 awards and distinctions and her last four films premiered at Sundance. They include “Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness,” about the importance of reproductive rights in America and “The Tribe,” an exploration of American Jewish identity & the Barbie doll, “Yelp: With Apologies to Allen Ginsberg’s Howl,” about our addiction to technology and the value of “unplugging,” and her new acclaimed feature documentary, “Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology,” which explores what it means to be “connected” in the 21st century.
Her films have shown on TV and in theaters throughout the world. Her team at The Moxie Institute combine film + new technologies + educational materials + live events to engage people in new ways. They just have begun a new film series of 10 short films called “Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change.” A celebrated thinker and speaker, she is a visiting professor at The University of Wales, is on the advisory board of M.I.T.’s Geospatial Lab, has advised Secretary Clinton and presented the 2010 Commencement Address at UCBerkeley.
Tiffany is married with two children and they all unplug from technology one day a week for a technology shabbat.
She is also part of the following charitable organizations:
The Hope Phones Campaign
The Hope Phones campaign speaks to so many things I care about: interdependence, empowering people with technology, recycling...and making the world's knowledge accessible to all. The Hope Phones campaign gives old mobiles new life on the front lines of global healthcare. Half a million phones are discarded in the United States every day, polluting our environment. But these phones can have a greater value. Through responsible recycling initiatives, we fund Medic Mobile’s healthcare projects and connect communities worldwide.
For more than 90 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning.
826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization in the US dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. I love the education and support 826 offers to the youth today in finding their voice and reaffirming that their voice matters.
International Museum Of Women
We need to recognize all the voices and perspectives in the world. For too long, only men were represented. I remember when I was studying film history at UC Berkeley, only men were highlighted in the books. I had to dig very deep to find pioneering women filmmakers—and by the way, I found them! IMOW ensures that women artists from around the world are highlighted.
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Plus, a sneak peek at Shlain’s new TED Book and film ‘Brain Power’
New user-generated short film asks, ‘How are you going to engage?’
Award-winning filmmaker premieres short, user-generated film about engaging in society
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Tiffany Shlain credits Planned Parenthood, Hope Phones, as genConnect celebrates giving back this November
This director discusses how being plugged in all the time has its detriments and how a weekly technology turn off has its benefits
Watch Tiffany Shlain at the 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival spend ’2.5 Minutes With genConnect.’ We connected with artist, filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards.
Watch ’2.5 Minutes With genConnect’ With Internet Pioneer, Filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards, which honors excellence on the web
Watch ’2.5 Minutes With genConnect’ with Tiffany Shlain — acclaimed filmmaker, artist, The Webby Awards founder — on her film ‘Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death and Technology’