Watch “2.5 Minutes With genConnect” with Tiffany Shlain — acclaimed filmmaker, artist, founder of The Webby Awards and co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Science.
Tiffany Shlain spoke with us at the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival about her latest documentary, “Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death and Technology.” The Internet project – that she calls a “declaration of interdependence” – looks at the question: “What does it mean to be connected in the 21st century?”
“Connected” is a feature-length film about being a part of a world that changes faster every day; shorter web versions will also be made available.
Whether it be the environment, economics, or women’s rights, Shlain recently told genConnect that the Internet has shown us how to look at a multitude of issues and to see how they are connected. “We really need to think of all of our problems interdependently and I think that solutions are going to come from that way of thinking,” she said.
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The film is receiving critical acclaim. The film was official selected for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and recipient of the Women in Film Award from National Geographic. Former Vice President and environmental advocate Al Gore said: “With humor, and with a creativity all her own, Tiffany illuminates the issues that affect us all in a way that is both freeing and inspiring.”
Sundance describes the documentary as “vibrant and insightful,” adding:
“Connected” explores the visible and invisible connections linking major issues of our time—the environment, consumption, population growth, technology, human rights, the global economy—while searching for her place in the world during a transformative time in her life. Employing a splendidly imaginative combination of animation and archival footage, plus several surprises, Shlain constructs a chronological tour of Western modernization through the work of her late father, Leonard Shlain, a brain surgeon and best-selling author of Art & Physics and The Alphabet Versus the Goddess.
For more videos from the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival:
- Innovation Expert Sir Ken Robinson: Life Isn’t ‘A Production Line’
- Biz Stone and Evan Williams: The ‘Throw Up’ Effect of Twitter
- Connie Yowell: How Digital Media Has Dramatically Changed the Way We Learn
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