Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and co-founder 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 innovative projects. She’s delivered the keynote commencement address at UCBerkeley and her films and work have received 50 awards and distinctions. Her last four films premiered at Sundance, including her 2011 acclaimed feature documentary, Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology, which The New York Times hailed as “Examining Everything From the Big Bang to Twitter,” and the US State Department just selected as one of the films to screen at embassies around the world in their 2012 American Film Showcase. She is currently working on a new film series which is paving the way for a new kind of collaborative filmmaking she calls CLOUD FILMMAKING. The series, titled “Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change,” will include twenty short 4-minute films about important aspects of life. The first film, A Declaration of Interdependence, with music by Moby, has been translated into 65 languages and she is currently creating free customized versions of the film for any nonprofit. The next film in the series that Tiffany and her film studio are in production on is Brain Power, which explores the best way to nurture young children’s brains as well as the global brain we are creating via the Internet.
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I feel women really need to be running their own companies so they can set new ground rules for how you can be a mother, a good mother and also participate in society.
The Web is about collaboration. The web is about empathy. The web is about multitasking. These are all qualities that women are very good at.
We can make a choice to say "I love this technology, this extension of my soul, of my being and I don't need to be on all the time."
It’s strange to think how young the Internet is, considering its enormity and complexity, and yet how powerful it has become as a means to connect people from around the world and influence our everyday lives and...
The future of film is collaborative storytelling, says Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards.
This interview was broadcast live at bigthink.com at 3:30 PM on Thursday, April 26, 2012.