Tiffany Shlain


Honored by Newsweek as one of the ñWomen Shaping the 21st Century,î Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and cofounder of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. A celebrated thinker and catalyst, Tiffany is known for her ability to illuminate complex ideas in culture, science, technology, and life through her unique films, dynamic talks, and projects. She delivered the commencement address at UCBerkeley and her films and work have received 48 awards and distinctions. Her last four films premiered at Sundance, including her new 2011 acclaimed feature documentary, Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology, which the New York Times hailed as ñExamining Everything From the Big Bang to Twitter,î and the Atlantic called, ñan intensely personal exploration of what human connection means in our modern technology-obsessed world.î Her previous two award-winning films, include Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness, about reproductive rights in America, and The Tribe, an exploration of American Jewish identity and the Barbie doll. Her films have shown in theaters and on TV all over the world and her team at the Moxie Institute is known for their groundbreaking work combining their films and new technologies and conversational tools and live events to engage people in new ways. They just have begun a new film series called Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change. Tiffany is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, a visiting professor at the University of Wales, a member of the advisory board of M.I.T.Ís Geospatial Lab, and she was among a group of technology leaders selected to advise Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on role of Internet in society.