Emmy-nominated filmmaker, speaker, and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain has received over 80 awards and distinctions for her films and work, including selection for the Albert Einstein Foundation’s initiative Genius: 100 Visions for the Future, being on NPR’s list of Best Commencement Speeches, and being named by Newsweek as “one of the women shaping the 21st century.” The Museum of Modern Art in New York just premiered her live cinematic essay performance, Dear Human, on Feb 15th, 2020. Her first book 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week was published by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books in the fall of 2019 and has been featured in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and the Washington Post. 24/6 received The Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award, a starred review from Publisher's Weekly and was included on several bestseller lists including Best Business Books, Top Tech Books and the Library Journal national bestseller list. 24/6 explores her family’s decade-long, transformative practice of turning off screens one day each week for what they call their Technology Shabbats; the past, present and future of technology; and the effects our 24/7 world has on individuals, our relationships, and our society.
Tiffany has premiered four films at Sundance, including her acclaimed feature documentary Connected: An Autobiography about Love, Death & Technology, which the New York Times hailed as “high-tech Terry Gilliam,” and “examining everything from the Big Bang to Twitter.” The US State Department has selected four of Shlain’s films including Connected to represent the US at embassies around the world for their American Film Showcase, and she serves as a film expert for selected envoys.
Special Weekly Pandemic Newsletters
July 24, 2020 - Time to Pivot Hard: My Brother's Dr. Shlain's Latest Dispatch
July 1, 2020 - My Brother Dr. Jordan Shlain's Latest Dispatch
June 16, 2020 - Looking Up and Looking Forward
June 9, 2020 - Unrest + Change + Invite to Imp. Conversation Friday
June 2, 2020 - Country Aching, My Brother Dr. Shlain’s Latest Dispatch + Other Updates
May 27, 2020 My Op-Ed in USA Today "Shelter in Time"
May 20, 2020 Emotions are Contagious
May 12, 2020 Take Nothing for Granted
May 6, 2020 - We're Social Creatures, So What Do We Do? + New Dr. Dispatch
April 29, 2020 - An Imagined Video Message From Covid to Humanity + Upcoming Events
April 21, 2020 - Hurry Up and Wait
April 16, 2020 - Crushing the Curve and Other Updates
April 2, 2020 - Updates & New Dispatch #6 from My Brother Dr. Jordan Shlain
March 24, 2020 - Updates & New Dispatch from My Brother Dr. Jordan Shlain
March 20, 2020 - Make a Global Film With Us About What's Happening
March 12, 2020 - Latest Dispatch from Dr. Jordan Shlain
March 10, 2020 - Coronavirus, 50/50 Day, MoMA NY Highlights
II normally spend a time traveling and speaking at different theaters and organizations. My last event was the premiere of my spoken cinema performance "Dear Human" about technology and humanity at MoMA in NYC on Feb 15th. It was a peak night. A packed theater, the culmination of so much work and who knows when that can happen again? I definitely miss the live audience but have loved the range of conversations I have been able have while sheltering in place. From sharing thoughts with The Albert Einstein's Foundation community about lessons we can learn from this pandemic, to hosting a #ZoomChallahBake each week, to The Long Now Foundation relay conversation on long term thinking. Highlights and upcoming events here.