Honored by Newsweek as one of the "Women Shaping the 21st Century," Tiffany Shlain is an interdisciplinary artist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and author of the national bestselling book 24/6: Giving up Screens One Day a Week to Get More Time, Creativity, and Connection, winner of the Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award. The Museum of Modern Art in New York premiered her one woman spoken cinema show Dear Human right before the pandemic. She performed this piece for the first time since then in Rio de Janeiro July 2022, where she received the Neil Postman Award in Career Achievement in Intellectual Activity. Shlain's inspiration is drawn from neuroscience, philosophy, feminism, and ecology.
She has received over 80 awards and distinctions for her films and work, including selection by the Albert Einstein Foundation as one of the 100 visionaries who carry on his legacy, inclusion on NPR’s list of Best Commencement Speeches, and multiple film premieres at the Sundance Film Festival. The US State Department selected Tiffany and her films to represent America at embassies around the world.
Working across film, animation, video, and performance, her new visual artwork in sculpture, photography, and time-based media explores the chance in perspective nature, and time can evoke. Tiffany is the Artist-in-Residence for 2022 at SHACK15 on the top of the San Francisco Ferry Building and currently has a solo Human Nature, presented by The National Museum of Women's History in Washington, D.C. in partnership with Women Connect4Good.
Included on NPR's list of "Best Commencement Speeches, Ever," Tiffany speaks worldwide and is known for her lively, engaging, visual and interactive talk experiences.
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“In this wise, wonderful work, filmmaker Shlain eloquently argues the merits of taking a break from technology, particularly smartphones, one day a week …Bolstered with fascinating and germane facts about neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and the history of the concept of a day of rest, this excellent cross between instruction and memoir deserves a wide audience.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“I’m won over to a day with people, not screens….” “I tried Shlain’s idea and I highly recommend it.”—David Leonhardt, The New York Times
"I could not take my eyes off of it."
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Tiffany & her Let it Ripple Film Studio's films and original series explore a range of topics including the relationship between tech and humanity, creativity and neuroscience, digital wellbeing and happiness, gender and reproductive rights, the science of character and purpose, cultural identity and ritual, and what it means to be human in today's world. They have made 30 films and received 60 awards.
The Museum of Modern Art New York premiered Tiffany's one woman spoken cinema performance, Dear Human, in February 2020, weeks before the world shut down (photo above of sold out crowd). She will be performing Dear Human in Rio July 2022. Check out more about Dear Human as well as other recent museum experiences and installations.
In 1996, Tiffany Shlain founded The Webby Awards, the leading international honors for websites.
As business leader and creative director for nearly a decade, Tiffany and hundreds of others built The Webbys into a global institution and industry bellwether that is known as "the Oscars of The Internet."
Tiffany's work as as a filmmaker, artist, an activist have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, and Elle. She has also had recent Op-Eds in The Boston Globe, CNN and Psychology Today.
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Nov 2022 Human Nature Opening Highlights
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Nov 2021 10 Silver Linings of the Pandemic
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Sept 2021 A Year to Let the Land Rest
Sept 2021 How To Navigate a Future That's Unknown
March 2021 Love, Vaccines, and Spring
Feb 2021 One Year Later, Where Are We Now?